So I just got a used GTX 660 Ti from my friend for my first build and I only have a VGA in for my monitor. So would a converter (that is something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Rankie-Gold-Plated-Active-Adapter-Converter/dp/B00ZMV7RL2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492735877&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=vga+female+to+hdmi&psc=1) cause any input lag/are they just sketchy in general?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Your 660Ti should have a DVI output. Use a DVI to VGA adapter, then you can just use a standard VGA cable. Something like this one.
I think you need a DVI output with at least an analog signal. You can tell the difference in DVI interfaces by the 4 pins surrounding the large horizontal square pin. If they're there it's likely outputting analog or analog and digital. If there are no 4 pins then it's only digital.
So on the back of the graphics card there are both types of DVI (flat line and the pins). So is there preference to which one I use?
Yea, so if you use the one with the square arrangement of 4 pins with the flat line you can use a super cheap adapter like the one I linked. Hell, you might even find one at a second hand store or something because they're often supplied with thin clients and graphics cards. It takes the analog signal of DVI-I/DVI-A and converts it into the VGA interface.
Then just use a VGA cable to your monitor from the adapter.
Yes this will work, u just need an extra VGA cable. (male to male)
So, something like this: https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Coaxial-Compatible-Projectors-Displays/dp/B00OZL3HLO/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492781055&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=VGA+cable&psc=1