One of my concerns is that I have an older video card that is new in the box and wish to see if it can be used in my proposed build?
The MAIN reason for this build is to download movies and play them directly to the TV without having to burn them to DVD. And online streaming as well.
My wife is a console gamer and I would like to get her interested in PC gaming, so this should be a very strong consideration as well. She likes to play the "Call to Duty" type games. I've already had a Steam account for 4 years, just never used the games i purchased.
My son goes to college and gets free software. He says he has no use for the Win 8 Pro that is available to him and that I can use it. So I have downloaded it and burned the ISO to disk already.
I do not have another stand alone version of Windows so I would like to use it if it can be recommended by you guys. 64bit of course.
Now... the video card is a EVGA geForce GTX 260, Core 216.
I am uncertain about a couple of things with this card.
1. I think the graphics power would be adequate, do you?
2. It has no HDMI port but I can get an adapter to convert from DVI to HDMI for 5 to 10 bucks. Would this be good enough to keep the high res that the card is capable of? Would using a DVI to HDMI adapter effect the high res output of the card?
Would there be an advantage to getting a mobo with a built in HDMI port and still use this card? Or what are my considerations here?
Actually I would prefer to get a board with an HDMI port already on it but am unsure how that would effect the use of the geForce card.
Thanks a lot for your help here guys.
Could you guys do a parts recommendation list for me to built my box based on the info in this post and using the GPU I