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Old 07-30-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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I am getting a gtx 560 ti 2gb video card and was wondering what ways this video card allows me to hook up a monitor. Do I have to get a monitor with a vga or dvi or hdmi?
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VGA Would be a waste with that card.its ok for a second monitor tho. So def get a Dvi or hdmi. The difference between them is hdmi also can play/transfer sound as well as HD.
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I thought the 560 ti 2gb card doesn't have a vga slot in its interface. Qnd to do hdmi doni have to get a mini hdmi to regular hdmi cord?
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the card does not come with VGA.
Vga is an old analog technology. the image will not be as sharp as with a digital connection. (HDMI/DVI)
there are also some graphic settings you can't use in the Nvidia control panel.

you will need a mini HDMI to full HDMI converter or a cable with mini in one end and full on the other end.
there might already be a Converter in the packet you get with the card.
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I have a 560ti, they allow 2 dvi but comes with 1 dvi to VGA adapter. There is also 1 hdmi port. However, keep in mind hat 560ti takes 2 expansion bays
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What is an expansion bay?
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what do you use expansion bays for other than video cards?
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Like wifi cards or sound cards, but those are usually not pci express x16 and usually only take 1 expansion slot/bay.
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also TV tuners, USB expansions and RAID controllers.
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