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What dvi cable do i need?

Ok i was wondering what kind of dvi cables would i need or is the dvi convertors that comes with the videocard im getting work, i tried using a dvi to vga adapter for my moniter recently and it didnt work, im worried that i might have the same problem with my new video card

heres the card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130356

the pics of the ports it has
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...d%20-%20Retail

the connections my moniter has its a gateway 700g 17 inch moniter
the pic isnt of my moniter but shows what connections i have on it.

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/ima...-vga-ports.jpg


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Any bog standard dvi cable should work. As should a dvi to vga converter. Dvi is by far the better interface, and I would highly recommend using it, without any converters. I don't believe you can up convert vga to dvi, but you can certainly downgrade a dvi signal to vga, but i can't see why you would want to...

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