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#864023 - 01/24/13 10:17 AM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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Actually, that particular motherboard has both VGA and a DVI connections, so you wouldn't need an adapter. So when your tech guy puts this together for you, make sure he knows you will be using an old CRT monitor and need a VGA connection. If you go with an Intel processor and a Z77 motherboard, virtually all of them have both VGA and DVI connections.

Like Jenny said it depends on the fans - my case has 5 fans and I can't hear them at all. Do a little research on the case you pick out - especially user reviews. If a case is noisy, it will be a common complaint. Newegg is a very good resource for checking out user reviews. And Newegg is also in Canada, so you might do some shopping for components there. I did check out the user reviews on that Apevia case and they are pretty mediocre. So I selected the Cooler Master Black HAF for only $2 more. I then checked out the review at Newegg Canada and that one gets a whopping 93% 4 and 5 egg reviews. Like I said, it's a good resource for feedback.

I did notice that the prices weren't all that much more at Newegg Canada, but the shipping is insanely expensive!

Like I said, this was just an example of what to look for, not necessarily recommendations for specific components.
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#864179 - 01/24/13 11:28 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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I'm going to stack this post in order to make a HUGE correction which Jenny100 very graciously pointed out to me!

Yes the motherboard has both a VGA and a DVI connection for a monitor. But then you would be using the graphics built into the motherboard. That's not what you want - what you will be doing is plugging in your old CRT monitor to the new video card - which does NOT have a VGA connection. So you will have to get an adapter as Jenny first pointed out.

My bad!

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#864329 - 01/25/13 06:58 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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eCollegePC should be able to provide the adapter for free.
Most DVI video cards come with at least one DVI-to-VGA adapter in the box, so they should ship it along with the computer.

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#864366 - 01/25/13 10:02 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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All my video cards have had the adapter shipped with them, so you should get one with the computer. Cathy is in Canada, so eCollege won't be building this one - she has a tech guy who will be building it. Just make sure he gives it to you!
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#864379 - 01/26/13 12:15 AM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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Will do.
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