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Compatible Video Card for Gaming Monitor

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Compatible Video Card for Gaming Monitor

Hello all,

I've been out of the PC loop for quite some time so bare with me. I stumbled across this monitor thanks to a deal that recently expired:

https://www.amazon.ca/ViewSonic-VX3268- ... B08D5H24N8

Just wondering what kind or kinds of video cards are compatible with the above? (i.e. what's recommended for gaming?). I'm also due for a PC upgrade as my old i7 is 8-9 years old so I highly doubt any video card I use will be compatible

Was looking into getting this desktop from BestBuy and purchasing a compatible video card that will support the monitor. I'd buy a gaming desktop-but those RGB fans look annoying lol

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/le ... r/13914194

My current desktop for those wondering: https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c03204313
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It has DisplayPort and HDMI, at least one of those is typically found on any recent card. Worst case scenario is a videocard with DVI, and you get a DVI to HDMI adapter for $10 on Amazon. If your old videocard has DVI at least then it could work with the adapter.

Edit:Googling that desktop showed me that it comes with 2 DisplayPort connections so you'd be good to go
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BernardRyder wrote: It has DisplayPort and HDMI, at least one of those is typically found on any recent card. Worst case scenario is a videocard with DVI, and you get a DVI to HDMI adapter for $10 on Amazon. If your old videocard has DVI at least then it could work with the adapter.

Edit:Googling that desktop showed me that it comes with 2 DisplayPort connections so you'd be good to go
I'll def try that first. This is my old setup. The original video card was fried years ago so I'm using an old generic ATI video card

https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c03204313
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kenvin100 wrote: I'll def try that first. This is my old setup. The original video card was fried years ago so I'm using an old generic ATI video card

https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c03204313
If the videocard shown in the link is the card you mean, it has both HDMI and DisplayPort already so the monitor should also work with it. It is easier to find HDMI cables, so that might be the path of least resistance. If the replacement ATI card is a different one, then I can't say for sure since I don't know which model.
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kenvin100 wrote: Hello all,

I've been out of the PC loop for quite some time so bare with me. I stumbled across this monitor thanks to a deal that recently expired:

https://www.amazon.ca/ViewSonic-VX3268- ... B08D5H24N8

Just wondering what kind or kinds of video cards are compatible with the above? (i.e. what's recommended for gaming?). I'm also due for a PC upgrade as my old i7 is 8-9 years old so I highly doubt any video card I use will be compatible

Was looking into getting this desktop from BestBuy and purchasing a compatible video card that will support the monitor. I'd buy a gaming desktop-but those RGB fans look annoying lol

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/le ... r/13914194

My current desktop for those wondering: https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c03204313
Hi,

You're going about this backwards unless you're going to buy the most expensive graphics card available to match this monitor's specs. If you're using the monitor's speakers, connect with hdmi cable. If you're not using the monitor's speakers for sound output, connect with dvi cable. To save money, get the graphics card that is recommended for the most demanding game that you will be playing. Instead of getting the workstation from a BestBuy reseller, get an actual gaming computer from Canada Computers.
https://www.canadacomputers.com/index.p ... =1446_1448
Use the money you saved & get some new case fans to replace the annoying RGB case fans. Or better yet, how about using your current I-7 HP Pavilion computer with a new graphics card & Win 10 operating system?
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BernardRyder wrote: If the videocard shown in the link is the card you mean, it has both HDMI and DisplayPort already so the monitor should also work with it. It is easier to find HDMI cables, so that might be the path of least resistance. If the replacement ATI card is a different one, then I can't say for sure since I don't know which model.
The video card I'm using now is more than 10 years old. It has dvi. I'll try a hdmi dvi cable first
Fraser River Rat wrote: Hi,

You're going about this backwards unless you're going to buy the most expensive graphics card available to match this monitor's specs. If you're using the monitor's speakers, connect with hdmi cable. If you're not using the monitor's speakers for sound output, connect with dvi cable. To save money, get the graphics card that is recommended for the most demanding game that you will be playing. Instead of getting the workstation from a BestBuy reseller, get an actual gaming computer from Canada Computers.
https://www.canadacomputers.com/index.p ... =1446_1448
Use the money you saved & get some new case fans to replace the annoying RGB case fans. Or better yet, how about using your current I-7 HP Pavilion computer with a new graphics card & Win 10 operating system?
The problem is this bios on the motherboard is not compatible with many video cards. It's just too outdated. Tried many cheaper video cards from amazon and had to return them due to lack of compatability. Used google and it's just a common problem.

Thanks for the Canada Computers link. Yeah I just find those fan colors to be a nuisance and tacky.
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kenvin100 wrote: The video card I'm using now is more than 10 years old. It has dvi. I'll try a hdmi dvi cable first



The problem is this bios on the motherboard is not compatible with many video cards. It's just too outdated. Tried many cheaper video cards from amazon and had to return them due to lack of compatability. Used google and it's just a common problem.

Thanks for the Canada Computers link. Yeah I just find those fan colors to be a nuisance and tacky.
If you ask them they can probably just swap out the fans for regular ones.

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