Need Advice Quickly (connecting a monitor)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by irain, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. irain macrumors regular

    irain

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    Okay, I made a post the other day about gettign a new computer. My Dad's getting me the Powermac G5. But we're going to wait a day or two to buy the screen. Will it be possible to hook up my old PC's flat screen monitor to the Powermac or will I need to buy a seperate wire or something?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    If it's a VGA monitor you'll need a (relatively cheap) DVI->VGA adapter to get it to work, then it will be fine.
     
  3. irain thread starter macrumors regular

    irain

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    Ok thanks. I think I'm going to go to the NH mall because the North Shore Shopping Center in Peabody has sales tax (darn).
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Just so you know (I live in Andover), they're cheap enough that gas'll cost you a lot more than the 5% tax, which'll be like $1 or so....

    Edit: oh, you mean on the PM (duh). Good choice to go to NH!
     
  5. irain thread starter macrumors regular

    irain

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    Yeah, well my dad's getting me the G5 and that'll save us something like $100 if we buy it in NH. But with the way gas rates are I could probably buy Apple itself with the price we'd pay on gas alone.
     
  6. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    how is that mall, i've never been their. I've been to cambridge, south shore and chestnut hill or whatever its called.
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I would recommend getting the display with the Power Mac, that way AppleCare will cover both. That is if you purchase AppleCare, which I would recommend. Will give you three years of coverage and peace of mind.
     
  8. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    buying a new system before an apple event? you'll be upset if they announce faster systems....
     
  9. irain thread starter macrumors regular

    irain

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    It's a good mall in my opinion. Not as nice or upscale as Chesnut Hill, but still pretty good.
     
  10. risc macrumors 68030

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    The Power Mac G5 has a DVI-VGA convertor packed with it.
     
  11. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah... no nead to buy anything. The only macs that don't come with a VGA Adapter are the eMac and the iMac.
     
  12. bursty macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, just wait til next Wednesday to see if they unveil new PMs and PBs
     
  13. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    made that mistake. yup. G5 yay, 1.6 not bad woopdy dance
    next week, duel.
    /bangs head
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The G5s come with a VGA adapter. That was my worry when I bought my G5 until I unpacked the box.
     

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