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Zoostorm tower, moniter problem, unsure how to connect them.


castiel333

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I have just purchased a Zoostorm tower (model 3330) which does not come with a monitor and I am trying to work out the type of monitor that I need to get and what leads that I need to buy.

The instructions state that I need to connect blue and green connectors into both the tower and the monitor but, when I google my query, it says that I need to use a vga cable. I know very little about hardware and I am completely confused. My son really wanted to connect it to his TV but, when I tried to do that using a vga cable, it did not work.

The instructions also give different directions if the pc has a seperate graphics card though, as everything looks intact, I do not think that that is the case.

I would really appreciate it if someone could please tell me what I need to do in order to get this up and running for my son.

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rdave13

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If this is the model you need a Monitor with either VGA and/or DVI-D port. Lokk at the rear image, the VGA is blue and the DVI-D is white.

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castiel333

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Thank you very much for your answer.

The tower that you posted is very similar but the graphics card is different.

http://www.kandco.com/zoostorm-intelreg-coretrade-i5-processor-8gb-1tb-base-unit---black/1165556947.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f21876%2c4877

The link above is the actual one that I have bought.

Please can you tell me if this one still requires the same monitor.

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rdave13

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Sorry for slow reply, had to do eight hours of savage amusement. Looking at your above link it doesn't show much on the specification side but states it has a dedicated GTX610 Graphics Card. That means you should have an 'onboard' video chip with either a connection blanked at the rear or still showing. I think it could be blanked to avoid confusion.

Here's another link showing the Nvidia GeForce GTX 610 1 Gig PCI-E. Link. That shows it has; Connectors: VGA, DVI, HDMI. Enlarge the picture and the HDMI connector is the middle one. If the TV has the same connection you could connect via HDMI cable. The DVI is a DVI-I which has the 24 pin digital connection plus 5 pins for analogue. The other is the VGA. Do you see these sockets at the back?

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alanrwood

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Why not ask/phone Zoostorm. It might be quicker and the answer should be 100% certain

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chub_tor

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If it is the same one as this one at Amazon then it has a DVI and a VGA port for graphics.

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