Sorry if this is a simple question. I am really new at this :|
I have put together a very simple build for a desktop, but I have not purchased anything yet. I am looking at a motherboard that has an HDMI-out port. The case that I am considering has only USB and audio ports on the front, along with a few expansion slots at the back.
I already have a monitor that is currently connected to my laptop via HDMI. I want to know if there is a way to connect the motherboard's HDMI port to a port on the outside of the case, and then connect the monitor to that "mediating" port. In other words, I don't want to have to thread the cable inside the case and directly connect it to the motherboard.
I know that this is possible by purchasing a discrete graphics card, which will have an HDMI port available externally (through an expansion slot). However, I don't want to do that since I have no other need for a dedicated video card.
I am really sorry if this question is confusing and/or worded badly. I don't know how else to ask it :|
If you need clarification, let me know.