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A quick question about it, I'm currently about to order a motherboard for someone but a cheaper alternative only includes VGA while going a step up includes the whole shabang. Would using an adapter from VGA to DVI get nearly as good quality as DVI or better then using the VGA input due to some monitor's VGA input being rather bad.
    
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Your fine if you using a VGA to DVI converter you will not really notice a difference as-long as the converter is a good quality one with good pins.

Some mobo's come with them in their box same with GPU's.

EVGA converters are good for the job
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You can't convert from VGA to DVI, you can only do the other way around. VGA will be fine either way. Just use the VGA directly into the monitor.
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A quick question about it, I'm currently about to order a motherboard for someone but a cheaper alternative only includes VGA while going a step up includes the whole shabang. Would using an adapter from VGA to DVI get nearly as good quality as DVI or better then using the VGA input due to some monitor's VGA input being rather bad.
VGA to DVI adapter will still yield analog quality. So using such adapter does NOT improve your image quality (unless you have a crappy VGA cable).
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Since I've noticed differences in some monitors of VGA vs DVI, mostly because of a crappy job on the Analog conversion or whatever goes on in there will be the exact same if I spew the analog signal over DVI? Thanks for the answers everyone.
    
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You can't convert from VGA to DVI, you can only do the other way around. VGA will be fine either way. Just use the VGA directly into the monitor.
You sure? Physically you can

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You can go DVI->VGA because DVI also has analog signal pins on most video cards (technically called DVI-I,) but you can't easily go from VGA->DVI. It would require an active converter to take the analog signal and make it digital, which is what the LCD monitor is doing when it gets a VGA signal anyway.

No point in doing it; just get a good VGA cable if the only output on your PC is VGA. Thought, honestly, for the money, it's probably worth it to get the motherboard with a DVI output. Much better quality, no auto-adjust, and not EMI sensitive!
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