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It's happened to me more than once, you never see it coming. You see something that makes you drool and you order it, you think about power requirements and space. Making sure it works right and fits, but you never think about plugs until it's too late.

I just ordered a 5870 2GB Gddr5 Eyefinity 6 video card, it has mini display ports with adapters to dvi/hdmi. What I didn't know is that it's single link dvi which does not work with my dual link dvi-vga adapter. So I do the repair of shame, putting my old video card in and look longingly at the footlong video card that's laying on the bed that would have made my dreams come true.

All I wanted to do was play a game with ultra setting and laugh mockingly as I destroyed everything with maxed frame rates. But alas my dream has been crushed.
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Wait, you bought this beast to run analog video? You're current display does not have DVI or HDMI? If you have the cash for this thing you certainly have it for a new modern display...
    
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It's happened to me more than once, you never see it coming. You see something that makes you drool and you order it, you think about power requirements and space. Making sure it works right and fits, but you never think about plugs until it's too late.

I just ordered a 5870 2GB Gddr5 Eyefinity 6 video card, it has mini display ports with adapters to dvi/hdmi. What I didn't know is that it's single link dvi which does not work with my dual link dvi-vga adapter. So I do the repair of shame, putting my old video card in and look longingly at the footlong video card that's laying on the bed that would have made my dreams come true.

All I wanted to do was play a game with ultra setting and laugh mockingly as I destroyed everything with maxed frame rates. But alas my dream has been crushed.
I feel your pain. I finally just stopped looking for an active display and went DVI to HDMI on 2 monitors, and Mini Display to VGA on the last. You cant tell a difference. I would just run to radioshack and pick up a cheap (It was $9 where I live) Mini Display to VGA.


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Wait, you bought this beast to run analog video? You're current display does not have DVI or HDMI? If you have the cash for this thing you certainly have it for a new modern display...
$200 for the card when it was on sale

$650-$850 for new monitors

Yeah, makes perfect sence that he would go out and spend a grand when his current work fine. Im not trying to be rude, but can you honestly visually tell a difference between a VGA at 1920x1080 and DVI/HDMI at that resolution? Id put money on it that you couldnt tell.
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Ehh, sometimes old technology works more effectively. This typical 17 flat screen crt may look like crap, but it also has JBL platnium speakers that are magnetically shielded, I.E. it doesn't cause discoloration when placed on said monitor. Plus it has a built in microphone.

I have placed these bare speakers on tv's and there's been no discoloration, and they are loud and clear. I have a 540 watt jvc stero hooked up to onboard sound through headphone-rca stero jacks. Why these jbl's are hooked up to a old sound blaster live card. The JBL gets nearly as loud as the giant 540 watt speakers. Plus it's pretty cool to have super surround sound that covers an entire wall, you can't tell exactly where the sounds is coming from, only tell that it's infront of you.
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I feel your pain. I finally just stopped looking for an active display and went DVI to HDMI on 2 monitors, and Mini Display to VGA on the last. You cant tell a difference. I would just run to radioshack and pick up a cheap (It was $9 where I live) Mini Display to VGA.




$200 for the card when it was on sale

$650-$850 for new monitors

Yeah, makes perfect sence that he would go out and spend a grand when his current work fine. Im not trying to be rude, but can you honestly visually tell a difference between a VGA at 1920x1080 and DVI/HDMI at that resolution? Id put money on it that you couldnt tell.

What? 650-850 for a monitor? The last I saw they were in the $150 range for 1920 x 1080 resolution....
    
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What? 650-850 for a monitor? The last I saw they were in the $150 range for 1920 x 1080 resolution....
He is running multiple monitors
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He is running multiple monitors
You can buy 1080P monitors for 100 bucks, on up depending on your demands.

But dude, seriously, get new monitors. 2011 is calling.
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if someone can find me a monitor with better or equivelent speakers along with a microphone built in then I would consider.
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Stop hating on connectors that work fine.
But I do think the OP should quit bothering with an internal mic on the displays, and get a separate mic.
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i hate monitors that have tin cans for speakers, alos a mic in moitor is a mood point to. Speakers are what 50$ for ok ones. and a mic is 5 dollars. then get yourself a GOOD monitor and call it done. Shoot i got a few here.
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