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MiniDisplayport or HDMI or DVI-I to VGA adapter?

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Today I build a computer for my brother. However the graphics card only has MiniDisplayport, HDMI and Dual-Link DVI-I ports while my (pretty old) monitor only has a VGA port. I'm wondering what kind of adapter would be best. DVI-I to VGA sounds most logical because they are both analog but i also saw some HDMI to VGA adapters for pretty low prices with good reviews. I'm just wondering if people here have any experience with it, almost all of the adapters also had a few reviews of it completely not working so i'm a bit hesitant to buy one.

EDIT: And stupid question probably: I guess it's not possible to have the graphics card do the graphics but have the output through the mobo VGA port?
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I would go with DVI-I. The second I stands for integrated, meaning it has both a digital and analog signal, and VGA is only analog. You might run into some issues if you use HDMI or Displayport to VGA, since both are digital.
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I bought a DVI-I to VGA adapter at a local PC store and it's working perfectly smile.gif. My brother is happy, my sig rig was the crap he used before. He now has ~50 fps on ultra in WoW where he had 20 fps on low before.
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