Buying Video Cards without Cables...

By SlyMaelstrom
Oct 4, 2006
  1. If I could get a X1900 for cheap because it don't have the box, instructions, or cables... would that be bad? Are all the cables that come with it generic and/or replaceable?
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    If the price is right, go for it. For just basic operations, there is no extra cables you will need (usually).

    Your PSU will need to have a special connector for PCIe graphics cards. If it doesn't have one, you can buy an adapter.

    Does your monitor support DVI input or is it analog? The X1900 only has two DVI outputs I believe, but again you can easily buy an adapter.

    You can download the drivers for it on ATI's website.

    It also has an Svid out port, and you can buy an Svid cable if you want to use that feature.

    See what some others say (especially those who own the card).
  3. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    The only cables that may be hard to find would be proprietary cables like if they had a special cable for component output or something like that. Anything else should be easy to find.
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