Hi, I just put together my first build by myself and I am used to the motherboard supplying a VGA cable for monitors. I was surprised that my mother board (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128327) did not have such a port. The only thing that makes sense is to get some kind of adapter for the Serial/COM port but that doesn't really make sense to me. Please advise me to how I'm supposed to plug a monitor to my computer. Thanks!
Plugging to monitor problem(3 posts)
That is because that motherboard doesn't have an integrated graphics card and the video card is where you plug the monitor into.
You need to buy a PCI Express graphics card to install into a motherboard PCI Express slot.
This is usually a good thing as you can get better performance from a PCI Express graphics card then an integrated graphics card. Which helps if you play games, play HD video, etc.
The main two graphics card manufactors are ATI and NVIDIA.
You can look online and find out the best card for what you want to you the computer for.
I would recommend getting a graphics card made by NVIDIA as in my experanice they have the best driver support.