Hey guys! I am building a new system and I am looking for a motherboard with HDMI integrated port for blue ray content. I am interested in socket 775 gigabyte, but I am not sure if there is a socket 775 that supports HDMI. I also want to OC and I'll be multitasking, some gaming too.
Doesn't the quality of the signal changes when you use an adapter? The only video card that has HDMI out put is the Nvidia 9800 GX2 which I find to expensive about $400 the rest of video cards have only DVI output, so the solution I thought could work would be to find a motherboard tha has HDMI port.
As far as I know HDMI to HDMI is better than DVI to HDMI.
This does not put this mobo in a good light. I couldn't find any reviews for the Gigabyte board. I want to use the motherboard in a HTPC rig. The existing mobo in it died so I'm hoping to just replace the motherboard. The old one I had did not have HDMI which is why I'm keen for this motherboard to have it. I will not be using the rig for gaming at all. It will only be used for Windows Vista Media Center, playing DVDs and using Win7 Media Center when I get round to buying it. I may also use it for Blu-ray playback as well.
Are there any more recommendations for other suitable motherboards? Can anyone recommend or not recommend any of the motherboards I've listed above.