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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #75 on: November 23, 2018, 09:51:58 AM »
Not a bad decision. I don't usually worry too much when it says "factory refurbished" but twhen they only give you a 90 day warranty instead of one year like Apple does that bothers me.

The one at Amazon says about the video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Graphics (3x Display Port, 1x HDMI, 1x DVI), Intel UHD Graphics 630

So according to that it says it has a DVI port also for a monitor. But the photos of the back of the PC do not show it. And it does say the graphics are dedicated which means it has its own GPU and RAM so it isn't stealing that from the system.
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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #76 on: November 23, 2018, 09:53:28 AM »
Quote from: Tracy link=msg=303653 date=1542984200

Ordered the PC! Thanks for all your help Joe!
somehow I didn't pay for shipping or tax, what the heck?

everyone else too! I reread the thread till I was confident enough to choose the PC.


That is cool! Taxes are a mystery to me at Amazon. Sometimes I get charged tax and sometimes I don't. Surprised you didn't get charged for shipping though if you don't have Prime. But good deal to you.
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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #77 on: November 26, 2018, 11:18:07 AM »
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Yep, getting this critter. Install is next Wednesday.

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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #78 on: November 26, 2018, 12:50:22 PM »
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Not a bad decision. I don't usually worry too much when it says "factory refurbished" but twhen they only give you a 90 day warranty instead of one year like Apple does that bothers me.

The one at Amazon says about the video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Graphics (3x Display Port, 1x HDMI, 1x DVI), Intel UHD Graphics 630

So according to that it says it has a DVI port also for a monitor. But the photos of the back of the PC do not show it. And it does say the graphics are dedicated which means it has its own GPU and RAM so it isn't stealing that from the system.

I didn't get the refurbished one, i got the new one from Amazon
kind of confusing that it has the graphics card and the UHD Graphics 630?
I haven't purchased the monitor yet, maybe today cyber monday, don't see any price difference from yesterday tho.

what's a dvi port?, I should get the HDMI monitor right?

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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #79 on: November 26, 2018, 01:11:30 PM »
DVI is old school HD, but no sound; you need to run a separate audio cable. HDMI has sound.

Like I said before, I do have 2 DVI monitors I'll sell cheap. 21" Dell and 22" LG.

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kind of confusing that it has the graphics card and the UHD Graphics 630?


It makes sense that if it has an integrated video card, and then a separate video card. Usually the integrated ones don't have any oomph.
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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2018, 01:52:13 PM »
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Quote from: Joe link=msg=303650 date=1542979359

Yep, getting this critter. Install is next Wednesday.

https://www.xante.com/enpress/
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My involvement is with the install of the software to the Windows PC. After that it is Jenn's problem. ;D
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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #81 on: November 26, 2018, 02:00:24 PM »
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Not a bad decision. I don't usually worry too much when it says "factory refurbished" but twhen they only give you a 90 day warranty instead of one year like Apple does that bothers me.

The one at Amazon says about the video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Graphics (3x Display Port, 1x HDMI, 1x DVI), Intel UHD Graphics 630

So according to that it says it has a DVI port also for a monitor. But the photos of the back of the PC do not show it. And it does say the graphics are dedicated which means it has its own GPU and RAM so it isn't stealing that from the system.

I didn't get the refurbished one, i got the new one from Amazon
kind of confusing that it has the graphics card and the UHD Graphics 630?
I haven't purchased the monitor yet, maybe today cyber monday, don't see any price difference from yesterday tho.

what's a dvi port?, I should get the HDMI monitor right?


When you get the PC take a picture of the ports on the back and post it here so we can see what you have. The HHD Graphics 630 should be ports built onto the motherboard while the "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Graphics (3x Display Port, 1x HDMI, 1x DVI)" should be a separate card unless it means the "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Graphics (3x Display Port, 1x HDMI, 1x DVI)" is built onto the board. Even if that is the case it is still a dedicated graphics device that has its own GPU and RAM so it should be good either way.

DVI cable looks like this:

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While HDMI cable looks like this:

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HDMI is best as digi says.

Some monitors have VGA and DVI, some have VGA and HDMI. A few might have all three. The ones with HDMI probably cost more than those with just DVI.
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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #82 on: November 26, 2018, 03:40:32 PM »
went through the specs, looks like it has an hdmi port and a dvi port, going with hdmi
and looks like it has a graphics card and the graphics thingy on the motherboard
I will take a pic of it when it comes in free shipping so may take awhile

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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #83 on: November 26, 2018, 05:00:29 PM »
Joooee!
reread the thread and i noticed that you had a suggestion for Monitor based on the graphics card
knowing the graphics card I'm getting do I need to be mindful of the resolution of the monitor?


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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #84 on: November 26, 2018, 07:15:25 PM »
1920 x 1080 minimum which is high def. If you are spoiled by 5K on your Mac bring your big check book.  ;D

4K is 3840 × 2160.

5K is 5120 × 2880.

Really 4K or 5K is overkill if the software you are using doesn't support it.

AutoCAD System Requirements

1360 x 768 display resolution with True Color.


Sounds like it does not support 4K or 5K so go with 1920 x1080.
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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #85 on: November 27, 2018, 09:44:31 AM »
Thanks Joe!
I'm already $500 over so I'm going cheap as I can
sorry hubby! :laugh:

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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #86 on: November 27, 2018, 09:51:14 AM »
I would not go with the minimum of 1360 x 768 display resolution.

You will quickly regret it.
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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #87 on: November 27, 2018, 09:54:04 AM »
I will try and get the highest I can get that is not 4K or 5K!
I should of got it on Cyber Monday but oh well, didn't see any price difference
from sunday to monday anyway.

Times are getting busy, glad I got the computer done!

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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #88 on: November 27, 2018, 10:36:33 AM »
If you have time sign up for the newegg email blast. They have daily sales that are only available to subscribers usually with discount codes to use. Often I can find monitors in the 22" - 24" range that go to 1920 x 1080 for under $100. Usually around $89 fora 22" or $99 for a 23" or 24". I would not go below 22" @ 1920 x 1080.
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Re: New Windows 10 PC
« Reply #89 on: November 27, 2018, 12:15:49 PM »
I signed up for the emails got 1!
I will check the settings again