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Ok so I literally today got this monitor but I need a DVI-D cable. I am looking at this website to check for the cable and all I am seeing is dual links, single links, dvi-d to dvi-d and I am getting extremely confused over what I actually need.

Can someone tell me which of these cables will work with my monitor. It would be much appreciated. I just don't wish to waste my money on goods which will not even work. -.-

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Cable...onitor+Cables/
Edited by Juganot - 8/3/11 at 12:59pm
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Single link DVI-D is what you want, dual-link will also work but is more than you need.
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Cable...roductId=34371
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In short, there's three types of DVI. They are DVI-A (analog only), DVI-D (digital only), and DVI-I (both combined). Then, there's dual link variations, which pushes more (twice?) bandwidth and has more pins. There's dual link DVI-I and DVI-D, but I can't can't recall if there's dual link DVI-A. So, there's five or six types total, but really just two or a third (a combination of the other two). So, it seems to be alot of different types, but there's really not.

Either way, you want want DVI-I or DVI-D, and you may as well get dual link, but single link will push 1080p @60Hz if I remember right.
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Thanks. +rep time to order hopefully it will get here by tomorrow so I can get my dual monitors set up properly.
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