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How do I connect the Occulus Rift if I only have 1 HDMi port?

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captsplatter_1
4 months ago#11
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Does your monitor have a Display Port?


It has an empty port that reads "DP IN"

Looks to be the size of HDMI

That's the one, get a DP cable and use that for your display, then you got a free spot for your Occulas rift.


Thank you bro, just buy a DP cable at bestbuy or whatever right? Faster than waiting online. I assume my computer will have an exclusive port for this cable, right?

Ya just like any HDMI cable, you can find them really anywhere that sells cables I imagine. Ok I looked up your computer and yes it has the port, Display Port is suppose to become the new standard that replaces HDMI eventually. My GPU has like 4 of those, one HDMI and a VGA port. Although you would be connecting the cable to the gpu anyways and yes the gpu will have it.


Thank you bro. Really appreciate the help.

I am guessing the DP ports are the ones in the graphics card, next to the HDMI one, right?

Ya, you probably got like 4 of them too lol. The extra DP ports I think are use for people with multi monitor setups. Don't worry you can do it with just one monitor. What monitor do you have?
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Papi_of_Corn
4 months ago#12
captsplatter_1 posted...
Ya, you probably got like 4 of them too lol. The extra DP ports I think are use for people with multi monitor setups. Don't worry you can do it with just one monitor. What monitor do you have?


I got this one:

https://goo.gl/nmSzSh

I paid $199.00 in Black Friday

edit - yeah, 3 ports. Don't wanna do multi screens with this PC, I do not want to make it bulky, you know?
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captsplatter_1
4 months ago#13
Papi_of_Corn posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
Ya, you probably got like 4 of them too lol. The extra DP ports I think are use for people with multi monitor setups. Don't worry you can do it with just one monitor. What monitor do you have?


I got this one:

https://goo.gl/nmSzSh

I paid $199.00 in Black Friday

edit - yeah, 3 ports. Don't wanna do multi screens with this PC, I do not want to make it bulky, you know?

Ya that's fine, what GPU you got? Only asking cause you might be able to take advantage of the freesync.
PSN: captsplatter & Gamertag: OGcaptsplatter &
Switch FC: SW-3078-9578-8685 & Steam ID URL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/captsplatter NO BLANK REQ.

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Papi_of_Corn
4 months ago#14
captsplatter_1 posted...
Papi_of_Corn posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
Ya, you probably got like 4 of them too lol. The extra DP ports I think are use for people with multi monitor setups. Don't worry you can do it with just one monitor. What monitor do you have?


I got this one:

https://goo.gl/nmSzSh

I paid $199.00 in Black Friday

edit - yeah, 3 ports. Don't wanna do multi screens with this PC, I do not want to make it bulky, you know?

Ya that's fine, what GPU you got? Only asking cause you might be able to take advantage of the freesync.


I think it may be best if I post the specs:

DW1820 Wireless Driver
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1
1TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz (2X8GB)
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X
460W APFC PSU Liquid Cooled Chassis
Windows 10 Home (64bit) English
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 8400 (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology)
Corn and porn rhyme, guess what I'm doing/eating right now?

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captsplatter_1
4 months ago#15
Papi_of_Corn posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
Papi_of_Corn posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
Ya, you probably got like 4 of them too lol. The extra DP ports I think are use for people with multi monitor setups. Don't worry you can do it with just one monitor. What monitor do you have?


I got this one:

https://goo.gl/nmSzSh

I paid $199.00 in Black Friday

edit - yeah, 3 ports. Don't wanna do multi screens with this PC, I do not want to make it bulky, you know?

Ya that's fine, what GPU you got? Only asking cause you might be able to take advantage of the freesync.


I think it may be best if I post the specs:

DW1820 Wireless Driver
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1
1TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz (2X8GB)
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X
460W APFC PSU Liquid Cooled Chassis
Windows 10 Home (64bit) English
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 8400 (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology)

I got a GTX 1080 too ya sadly you won't be able to take advantage of the freesync. Still that won't affect you in using the display port in anyway, its just an extra feature that helps with screen tearing and input lag. I got a gsync monitor (Nivida uses this) cause I can't stand screen tearing at all. Freesync uses AMD GPU cards.
PSN: captsplatter & Gamertag: OGcaptsplatter &
Switch FC: SW-3078-9578-8685 & Steam ID URL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/captsplatter NO BLANK REQ.
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