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Does quality matter here. My last one just died, and I was freaking out for a bit thinking it was my card. How much do ppl typically spend on these. A amazon or newegg replacement link would be nice. Preferably under $40.
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post #2 of 10
Cheap as possible.

Only if you're running the cable 15m+ would you need to really consider the quality (and perhaps signal boosters).

That's my opinion - some anal 'professionals' would probably argue that they can see the difference with gold plated connections and super shielded cables etc. but I know I didn't.
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post #3 of 10
I'm running DVI and HDMI cables of 5-7m that were cheap and work like a charm. If the signal wouldn't transmit properly you'd see visual artifacts, dropouts and things like that instantly.
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post #5 of 10
Unless you're running a long length cable or something, for the most part, a cable is a cable.

I have one of these (which I only bought because I needed a DVI-D cable at one point and only had DVI-A cables), but I use it now with my monitor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812816012

Monoprice.come has something all but identical which appears cheaper up front, but I'm not sure of shipping.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...=2#description
post #6 of 10
Higher cost cables really aren't any higher quality.

Check out Monoprice.com. They are fantastic. Easy to deal with, way lower cost than retail, and fantastic quality.

Sometimes shipping there can kill it though if you are only getting one item. Can usually find DVI's on sale for $2 same price as HDMI's if you look around.
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by mlp View Post
Check out Monoprice.com. They are fantastic. Easy to deal with, way lower cost than retail, and fantastic quality.
I have to agree!
post #8 of 10
Monoprice all the way. AmazonBasics is pretty good too but Monoprice has more options.
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post #9 of 10
From what I understand DVI and HDMI cables are all pretty much identical in quality unlike the old VGA cables so just buy the cheapest you can find.
post #10 of 10
Pretty much a cheap cable would do if you aren't running it long. If you are using high resolution or 3D you need dual-link DVI-D cable.
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