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October 27, 2011 12:24:05 PM

Ive been looking into purchasing a 6870 twin fozr III for starcraft 2.

The connections are DVI and HDMI but the only slot of my monitor is VGA.
What should i do?

Is there like a hdmi to vga or dvi to vga converter?
If so do they effect the quality much?

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a c 214 U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 12:32:35 PM

If the monitor is VGA only their won't be any difference using a VGA adapter.It would be different if it was the other way around since HDMI and DVI send a higher quality signal.A simple DVI to VGA adapter is all you need to make it work.

Usually the markers will ship a DVI to VGA adapter with the card but it's not always certain.

Something like this is what you would need.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 27, 2011 12:38:42 PM

purple stank said:
If the monitor is VGA only their won't be any difference using a VGA adapter.It would be different if it was the other way around since HDMI and DVI send a higher quality signal.A simple DVI to VGA adapter is all you need to make it work.

Usually the markers will ship a DVI to VGA adapter with the card but it's not always certain.

Something like this is what you would need.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ah great thanks.
Also will a 400W PSU be ok for a 6870
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-hd-6870-oc-hawk-...

Only fans in system is PSU and CPU and my CPU is a duo core @ 3.00ghz
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a c 214 U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 1:49:36 PM

Depends if it is a quality PSU or not.What is the make/model of the PSU?

At 3ghz it will bottleneck the 6870.Try O.C.ing to 3.4-3.6ghz to lessen the bottleneck.
October 27, 2011 1:55:34 PM

purple stank said:
Depends if it is a quality PSU or not.What is the make/model of the PSU?

At 3ghz it will bottleneck the 6870.Try O.C.ing to 3.4-3.6ghz to lessen the bottleneck.


Ah...

I might just renew my pc completely get a i5 2500 etc..
a c 214 U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 2:04:19 PM

That's probably a good idea.

What games are you looking to play?
October 27, 2011 2:07:50 PM

purple stank said:
That's probably a good idea.

What games are you looking to play?


Well at the moment i only really play starcraft 2. i play about 3-5 games a day
October 27, 2011 2:08:18 PM

I will probably buy skyrim when its out too
October 27, 2011 2:10:44 PM

sorry for the posts won't let me edit. i asked if the gpu came with dvi to vga and they replyed it comes with "That graphics card is provided with a DVI to D-SUB adaptor." will that do what i want?
October 28, 2011 8:26:11 AM

bump
a c 214 U Graphics card
October 28, 2011 10:37:23 AM

Yes a D-SUB adapter will work.