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July 29, 2012 1:25:14 PM

hi, i have put together components to make a desktop, and i have looked for a full hd monitor. What sort of cable do i need to hook the monitor to my desktop? Also, what i be able to overclock my CPU to 4 GHz as my case comes with 4 fans aswell?

these are my components;

Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K
BenQ G2222HDL 21.5-inch Widescreen LED Back-Light Monitor (Full-HD
TP Link TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Cooler
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
ASRock Z77 Pro3 Motherboard
CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case
Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W Power Supply
G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit - G-Skill
Sapphire 11200-00-20G HD7850 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe

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July 29, 2012 1:46:23 PM

any help?
July 29, 2012 1:51:55 PM

It looks like your BenQ monitor uses either DVI or VGA. A DVI cable would be best. Your monitor didn't come with one?
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July 29, 2012 1:52:20 PM

no it doesn't come with one, any specific dvi cable?
July 29, 2012 1:55:31 PM

would two 550ti's be better than a single hd 7850 by the way?
July 29, 2012 2:04:03 PM

do they sell them in england or what is the equivalent?
July 29, 2012 2:16:53 PM

could i use a hdmi one or not? As my pc will be in my room upstairs, my router being downstairs in my games room, what would be a good network adapter for gaming?
July 29, 2012 2:25:28 PM

As my pc will be in my room upstairs, my router being downstairs in my games room, what would be a good network adapter for gaming?
July 29, 2012 2:30:46 PM

According to the specs on the following page, your BenQ monitor only accepts VGA or DVI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can use either but DVI is preferred since VGA is analog and shows some signal degradation at 1080p. You can find a single link DVI-D (male-to-male) at pretty much any store that sells electronics. I don't know about the UK but in the USA any K-Mart or Walmart or BestBuy, Radioshack, etc. will carry DVI cables for sale.

Someone else may have a better idea on your wireless adapter needs since my experience with them is a bit outdated. I use a wired connection, but in the past I've used a couple different USB wireless adapters and both worked great for games like WoW.
July 29, 2012 2:47:56 PM

would it affect me playing minecraft if i got a medium one?
July 29, 2012 11:39:02 PM

No, HDMI and DVI are similar in image quality.
July 30, 2012 12:53:18 AM

They should be identical IIRC, hdmi is basically dvi+audio.
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