View Full Version : Need monitor for PM G5

Kenny Pollock
Jul 13, 2004, 10:05 AM
Well, I'm officially an idiot, heh. I purchased a DP G5 Dual 2.5GHz, and I can't afford a monitor. I have a bunch of VGA monitors for PC's around my house, but the G5 only has an ADC monitor port, and a DVI one. I was wondering if someone could find me a cheap adapter VGA monitor > DVI on the PowerMac. I got confused because Apple said it's a single link DVI port or something.. I looked on eBay and saw alot, but I'm not sure what type. Also, does anyone have experience with the adapter? Will it look decent enough to work on until I can afford the cinema 20"?

Thanks in advance :rolleyes:

Jul 13, 2004, 10:12 AM
The G5 should come with a DVI->VGA adapter... didn't it?

From Apple's G5 tech specs site:

Hardware accessories:
Apple Keyboard, Apple Mouse, USB keyboard extension cable, DVI to VGA adapter, modem cable, AirPort antenna

Kenny Pollock
Jul 13, 2004, 10:16 AM
It comes with one? :eek:

Jul 13, 2004, 10:22 AM
yep, it should come with one...your VGA's should work out fine.

Jul 13, 2004, 10:25 AM
And yes, the monitor will look fine. I had an old CRT hooked up to mine for a while, and it worked beautifully.

Kenny Pollock
Jul 13, 2004, 10:27 AM
Thanks alot!! This was pissing me off, I still owe my mom for loaning me 50% of the money for the DP 2.5GHz. I can't wait until I get it, now I'm all excited.