External build with HDMI cables? Tags: New Build DVI HDMI Cable VGA Systems Last response: November 25, 2012 6:25 PM in Systems Share shell shocke November 25, 2012 5:42:36 PM I was just studying up with the NewEgg tutorial and he uses a HDMI cable instead of VGA or DVI? What's the difference and does a new monitor come with HDMI, VGA, or DVI? Also does the mini speaker he uses to hear the beeps come with the Motherboard? More about : external build hdmi cables alexoiu November 25, 2012 6:07:39 PM Some monitors come with HDMI and DVI, some with VGA and DVI a.s.o. You'll have to buy a case speaker. It's good for troubleshooting when the PC doesn't POST. DarkSable November 25, 2012 6:25:17 PM HDMI works exactly the same way DVI does, but it can't carry as large a resolution picture, and it can carry sound. DVI carries JUST the picture, but it can be of better quality if needed, and some types can carry a hundred twenty frames a second instead of just sixty. VGA also carries just a picture, but isn't nearly as good quality. It depends on the monitor - mine has two HDMI, one dual-link DVI, and one VGA. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumTest boot ( external build ) problems. ForumNo display output from laptop to external monitor. Using hdmi cable ForumUsing an external monitor with a laptop -- resolution? Which cables ? ForumHDMI Monitor using internal not external speakers ForumNew build , no display on tv via hdmi ForumHow do I get sound through the HDMI cable AND all my ext. sound jacks? ForumSound through the hdmi cable i can hear in monitor speakers but not in external ForumAffordable External DVI/ HDMI Capture Card ForumP8Z68-V Pro New Build Troubleshoot (Dual Boot + No HDMI Signal) ForumVga to hdmi cable broke my tv ForumOnboard analog cables vs sound card optical ?? Forum7950 Eyefinity Help -- 3 HDMI cables & active mDP? ForumExternal Build without Discrete GPU ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !