In This Chapter
• Learning how video cards work
• Getting the hang of video card specs
• Buying a video card
• Buying a monitor
• Setting up your system to use two (or even three!) monitors
What goes on inside your PC’s processor, memory, and hard drive are essential, but they don’t amount to much if you can’t see what’s happening with your machine. The “seeing” side of computing is handled by two components: the video card and monitor. This chapter gives you some necessary background about these PC parts and shows you how to make the best decision when it comes time to buy a video card or monitor. As a special bonus, you also learn how to set up your PC to work with multiple monitors.