[SOLVED] Does built-in motherboard HDMI version matter, if I use a GPU?

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PC Parts List:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($249.00 @ Adorama)
Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($256.99 @ Adorama)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.49 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING X Video Card ($729.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.43 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC G2590FX 24.5" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($189.06 @ Amazon)


I see that my motherboard only has HDMI 1.4 built-in. Does that matter, if I use a graphics card? I understand that HDMI 1.4 works fine with 1920x1080 up to 120 Hz, but I'd like to upgrade my monitor down the line or use it with the TV, so, I'd like too know, if the in-built HDMI version would matter, if I use a graphics card?


Any other thoughts on the build would also be helpful.

Also, I know that the graphics card that I picked isn't the best choice and the motherboard is an overkill, but I'm planning on going for a 2080, but not sure, if that would fit my budget.
 

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If you are using a dGPU it doesn't matter at all. On top of that they only time you can use the motherboard GPU is if your CPU has an iGPU. They Ryzen 3600X does not have an iGPU so that HDMI port on your motherboard is useless.
Thanks for the info! I was thinking about replacing the motherboard from the part list, but I think I'll go with it.
Thanks again! : )
 

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