Windows PC with mdp output and an apple 27 cinema display?

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  1. Jaap-Jan Willig, Apr 8, 2013
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    Jaap-Jan Willig macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I have an 27'' cinema display and a mbp (which I'm using as a main computer). A new imac is to expensive for me to buy right now. My question is: Can I build my own pc with a mdp output so i can use my cinema display on it?
     
  2. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    as long as its not the Thunderbolt display, the older Cinema display will work any PC via mdp.
     
  3. Jaap-Jan Willig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, i bought this display a couple months ago... Thanks for the answer!:(
     
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    It is not plug n play, and there are screen adjustments that the PC might not support such as brightness, contrast...etc. At this point, I would not spend $1k on the display hoping it would work with a PC.
     
  6. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    From the sounds of the OP's last message, he's already purchased the ATD and is hoping to get it working with something other than a Mac since a new iMac is too expensive for him at the moment. I was merely making a suggestion if he's dead set on trying to make it work.
     
  7. Jaap-Jan Willig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is correct!
     
  8. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    Just keep in mind that current Thunderbolt motherboards (which are so sparse and are not guaranteed to work with the ATD) are pretty pricey, so it might be better for you to buy a current gen mac mini instead.
     
  9. Jaap-Jan Willig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah ok, i was looking for a second hand mac pro which cost 750 euro
     

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