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What is my choice in monitors?

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Hello! My first post, haha. I am a art guy and thus would like a new monitor as
my current one is old and glitchy and has overall bad picture..

Basically I kinda wanted to ask if there's a recommended kind of monitor???

I have a Cinema Display monitor that came with my old Power Mac G4, and I like the picture on it,
but the cable isn't DVI, its some thing called "ADC"(?) which is, obviously, not compatible with my
NVIDIA 8800 GT... I tried taking the graphics card out of the old mac and putting it in my PC but,
as expected, it did not fit.. So if there's an existent adapter that's not like $200 (one on amazon was that much) that'd be nice so I don't have to go out buying a new monitor.

But what would be a good monitor, preferable a stylish mac-looking one, as I'm trying to get my little workspace more tidied up now that I got yosemite running just fine..

Also non-glare would also be appreciated, but not necessary as shiny ones also do tend to be more crisp in my experience (idk i could be wrong)..

Also if it means anything my current set of monitors is a AVI ViewSonic Monitor (connected through DVI-AVI adapter) and a Sony Bravia 27-inch screen that's wall-mounted. I can't use the tv screen though as in order to see it I have to look up, and constantly doing that is a bit awkward... So I've been forced to use this old monitor as the main one, hah.

Thanks in advance! :)

also if anyone knows any good animation programs that work fine on hackintosh lemme know, unless it doens't really matter..
 
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I doubt it's as sexy looking as a 27'' iMac screen but.. here you go - Dell 24'' U2414H also in 27'' (cost more, obviously), it's ultra sharp and is perfect for artists such as yourself :)
 
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it'd be cool if there was a monitor that looked almost identical to the iMac monitors...

honestly though before I wip out $200 i want to know if an adapter that allows me to use my cinema display exists...

apple_cinema_display.jpg
this is the cinema display I have^
193829-adc_original.jpg
Basically I need something like that but reversed, where the ADC is the female end...
 
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it'd be cool if there was a monitor that looked almost identical to the iMac monitors...

honestly though before I wip out $200 i want to know if an adapter that allows me to use my cinema display exists...

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this is the cinema display I have^
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Basically I need something like that but reversed, where the ADC is the female end...
There's an official version from apple themselves (kinda high priced but worth it) eBay is you're best bet for that

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-A1006-DVI-to-ADC-Adapter-for-HD-Cinema-Display-EMC-No-1918-ma-40-C22-/121649978583?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c52e75cd7

..Or there's third party ones, for example the belkin one you've shown me, from my knowledge they all need a dvi cable anyway so you'd be better of saving a few quid and buying the belkin, I will say that I've never used the belkin so I couldn't say if it will work as well as the official or not.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BELKIN-adc30m-to-DVI24f-cube-adapter-F2E9142-WHT-APL-/271779481767?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f4751c8a7

Wait hang on, I'm not sure you can get a reversed converter, can you? might want to check eBay for a female ADC to male dvi cable, never used any of this stuff, I think it'd be best if you were to purchase that dell screen, it's so much better than that apple display you've shown me.
 
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