WTF is this DVI and SLI stuff...

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  1. Toology

    Toology New Member

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    I'm building a new rig, but I haven't done so in a few years, and some new stuff has come out that leaves me a bit clueless.

    I donno ANYTHING about this SLI stuff, but I guess the DVI has to do with monitors, can anyone find me a decent LCD 17 or 19'' with the DVI and a 12ms or less response time, for under $350ish.

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  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    DVI = the new plug used to connect video cards to flat-panel LCD screens. It has a much cleaner signal than the old VGA plugs. I have an LG 1780U lcd screen and it kicks ass. It costs $100 more than other screens the same size, but that's because the screen can rotate sideways to read documents easier and the pixels change colors 50% faster than those other, cheaper screens. If you want a 19", LG makes the 1980U as well.

    SLI = a special motherboard connection that allows you to hook up two PCI-Express video cards (NOT AGP video cards) in parallel so you can double your prettiness on a single screen.
     
  3. DAN513

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    dell also has the 2005fwp which is their 20" widescreen that has a 12ms refresh and dvi. Currently 450ish, but keep an eye out for coupons and you can get a really good deal on them.
     

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