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clevertrev
02-10-2007, 08:40 PM
Hi, Dumb question, I have just purchased a Striker Extreme motherboard but it does not have a connector for my lcd monitor which is dvi...is there an adapter that i need?? anybody help????

Cho
02-10-2007, 08:48 PM
guesing that you are using onboard video. not sure if you can get D-sub to DVI. i know ya can get DVI to D-sub.

only other option would be to get a graphics card with a DVI out on it. which most if not all do now anyway.

see if DSE have a D-Sub to DVI adapter. if not get a cheap graphics card.

Bozo
02-10-2007, 08:48 PM
Yes there is a connector you need. (assuming you currently have analog video out)
Just a simple DVI to Analog connector will do the job.
Should cost about $5 from somewhere like Dick Smith.

Edit: Cho and I post at the same time, this is happening more and more these days!

clevertrev
02-10-2007, 08:53 PM
Thanks so much, There's no D sub connector on the I/O panel either so it looks like I'll be purchasing my new graphics card sooner than I thought!!!

Cho
02-10-2007, 08:57 PM
that makes things a little easier. although more expensive hehe. $100 shall cover a decent non gaming card. unless ya plan on gaming, then $200 will get an avg one :D

Granted i have not looked at any hardware while im poor, so those are estimates

autechre
03-10-2007, 08:18 AM
The Striker doesn't have onboard video, so yes, you'll need to get a PCI Express graphics card (or 2 since it has SLI).

Bozo
03-10-2007, 10:11 AM
The Striker doesn't have onboard video, so yes, you'll need to get a PCI Express graphics card (or 2 since it has SLI).
What sort of budget are you looking at, and what do you intend to do on your computer?
Having 1 really nice gfx card is better than having 2 more average cards in SLI.
Mind you.. having 2 really nice cards in SLI would be nice too! :p :p

clevertrev
03-10-2007, 02:07 PM
Thanks for all the positive response guys...much appreciated. I'm probably looking at spending a bit on a decent card like an 8800GTS or similar. I'm a novice here...just having a go at building my first system and not to concerned about costs...at the moment!!!

wratterus
03-10-2007, 02:13 PM
The 8800GTS is a very good card, get the Asus 640MB (http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=VGAAS0159&PHPSESSID=4925bf64a85a9b745f6044d277afdf42) one. ;) You won't be dissapointed.:thumbs:

clevertrev
03-10-2007, 02:21 PM
Thanks for the advice...I'll check it out...any particular brand better than another?

wratterus
03-10-2007, 02:34 PM
Asus and Gigabyte are the brands to go with - be very careful to aviod Genius, XFX and Leadtek.

Agent_24
03-10-2007, 02:40 PM
Why would you avoid XFX?

clevertrev
03-10-2007, 02:41 PM
You're a legend...thanks for the tips!

wratterus
03-10-2007, 02:42 PM
Why would you avoid XFX?

Personal expreience. Have seen too many of their cards fail.