Best option for connecting DVI monitors to the nMP? Anything else we might need?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wildmac, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    So, have a pair of Dell 24" monitors that are a few years old (ok, 5 or so) that has all the standard connectors. What's the best connector for these to the nMP? Just the Apple DVI-to-MiniDisplay adapter?

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570Z/B/mini-displayport-to-dvi-adapter?fnode=51

    And probably a few:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD464ZM/A/apple-thunderbolt-to-firewire-adapter?fnode=51

    And likely a:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD463ZM/A/thunderbolt-to-gigabit-ethernet-adapter?fnode=51

    just in case...

    Anything else? ;)
     
  2. bennibeef macrumors 6502

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    you are fine with a displayport to dvi adapter.

    why do you want a thunderbolt to ethernet adapter if the mac pro has 2 on board?
     
  3. wildmac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You're right, it does... someone here ranting about something got it in my head that it didn't have one.
     
  4. Anim macrumors 6502a

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    This might help too

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5918?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

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    Mac Pro (Late 2013) Thunderbolt ports support the following technologies as well.

    Mini DisplayPort output using a Mini DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable.
    DVI output using a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter.
    VGA output using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter.
    Dual-Link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter. This supports the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display.
    HDMI audio and video output using a third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter.
     
  5. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    Why on earth would you want a TB to ethernet dongle? Unless you're kidding around.

    I'll have 2x TB Cinema and 1x Cinema 27" displays on my nMP, and it's annoying that I'll get three gratuitous ethernet ports with that. The two built in will be better and all anybody needs.
     
  6. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    I just got a 11eur mini displayport -> DVI cable (3m long).
     

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