Using 27" iMac screen as a monitor for a PC

Discussion in 'iMac' started by johnrs, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. johnrs macrumors 6502a

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    Hi.

    recently sold all my PC kit for a lovely new 27" iMac. On the whole no regrets, and I thought for the few games I want to play the 4850 would be OK.

    I have been doing some searching on how to connect a PC to the 27" iMac's display port, but I cannot find anything concrete, that's to say someone who has achieved this and documented what they did, what cable they used and what GFX card was used.

    All I seem to be able to find is people trying this with very little success

    Anyone here tried this or seen any threads about this. had a look on here but could not seem to find what I am looking for

    Cheers
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    So you installed Windows on your iMac to play PC games and its lacking?
     
  3. johnrs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Eve online is fine and the very very odd time I play WOW its more than fine. Just got Bad Company 2 and had to drop the detail down to low :(

    So my idea is to have a mac for my mac things and then a decent PC which uses the 27" monitor to play games with..

    I have seen on the apple forum that using a mini display port to display port will work but just need to find more info to see if it would work with a ATI 5770 which is what my son has in his PC.

    Just looking for someone in the UK that sells this cable
     
  4. gobo macrumors newbie

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