Re: Video Card Differences; HDMI or not?
There is no video difference between the two, just HDMI can carry your audio for you.
My monitor is HDMI ready, port on the back ready to take my $10 US HDMI cable I got off newegg. It has built in speakers, you see.
The only real time I plan to use it is when I hook up a game console to my computer monitor to play, as it will need sound, and my monitor has speakers to provide it. (means my Moni pretty much is a TV in this sense, for just plug the console in properly and voila full game play and sound)
Don't really plan to use your monitor speakers (if you have any) for gaming PC wise, they tend to be low quality and not so great, you can spend $15 US and get a good set of speakers and get better performance, so they aren't a big deal.