I am new to this whole computer scene and I have a lot to learn about all of the various aspects of computer technology. First, I am in the middle of building my first computer and I have been tweaking it since I first assembled it a couple of weeks ago. I just added a new monitor, a Samsung 24 inch high resolution monitor. http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS24D360HL/ZA
It has really made a big difference over my previous monitor which was an old HP monitor that came with a pre-packaged computer which I bought in 2009. My first question deals with the software that comes packaged with the monitor. The monitor itself was plug and play, I simply plugged it into the computer with an HDMI cable and it worked flawlessly. So what is on the CD that is included and do I really need it if I am happy with the monitor as it is?
Second, I will be adding a cheap graphics card to my computer this weekend, like this; http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1226&pid=2020&lid=1
Will this card be a simple plug and play addition or will I need to add special software for it? Also, will adding this card make my present video capabilities out of the back of my motherboard null and void, or will the video jacks on the back of the motherboard still be functional? I would like to be able to access the video processing of the motherboard in the future in case anything goes wrong with the video card. Any help would be appreciated.