VGA to HDMI Conversion

I have two older Dell VGA computers that I would like to convert to HDMI. My old VGA monitor is going bad and will probably not last very long. Do I only need a VGA-to-HDMI converter?

Note that I'm going to build a computer later this year. Eventually, I will have a new primary computer and two older backup computers with VGA.
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pgm554Commented:
Most monitors still do come with vga unless you have something different.
As for a converter ,it might be cheaper just to buy an hdmi video card for the dells.
Beware what you buy as a lot of newer computers come with a display port adaptor and not hdmi.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
let me clarify, you have two older dell computers with Graphic cards which support only VGA out.

now you want to buy a Monitor with HDMI port.

what you will need to connect that Monitor to those PCs ?

Only a HDMI to VGA converter.

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I also suggest to buy a monitor with the latest technology. you can then find a converter adapter to VGA.
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Mark01Author Commented:
@pgm554: I am going to  build my own computer. I am seriously considering the following motherboard:

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-DDR3-Motherboard-CROSSBLADE-RANGER/dp/B00MSOP7O0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519756078&sr=8-1&keywords=crossblade+ranger+motherboard&dpID=51qwHFgw7-L&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch


@Ramin: In a previous question, the following comment (42483028) was made about VGA cards:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29086305/VGA-Work-with-New-Monitors.html

Note that if you're planning to keep your VGA monitor, I advise against it.  There is an enormous difference in image quality between a VGA monitor (analog, smears pixels, limited number of resolutions) and HDMI (digital, no smearing, many resolutions).  Better (per Ramin supra) to convert the old system's VGA to HDMI.

Do you agree? Based on the comments that I have received so far, I think that I should buy an HDMI monitor.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
You can buy any Monitor which supports HDMI / DisplayPort. you can use it with your old PCs (using HDMI / DisplayPort to VGA converter) or use it with your new PC (directly connect it to HDMI port).

of course when you use that Monitor with your old PC you have a analog connection with limited quality.
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pgm554Commented:
That mobo has vga and hdmi built in ,so why are you looking for an adapter?
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Mark01Author Commented:
@pgm554: I will use the two old Dell as backups.
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Mark01Author Commented:
Thank you, pgm554 and Ramin.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
You're welcome.
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