My question basically surrounds the connectivity of the capture card in regards to monitor, video card and capture card. Most of you should easily be able to answer this, though I want to be sure I am doing this correctly. (I browsed youtube vids, some were ok but not too pleasing.) At the moment my system is set up like so, 1 PC (no secondary streaming PC). This is how my GPU looks, http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61lW1PioqML._SL1500_.jpg Currently, my primary monitor runs to the DVI-D female end of GPU Secondary monitor runs to DVI-I I have a television mounted on the wall above me witch is connected via HDMI GPU port. (I really only use the television to watch movies, youtube vids, cable television etc...) I have a DisplayPort to HDMI cable running from the female display port of my GPU to the HDMI IN port of the avermedia C985 card. (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71YNcn5ZM4L._SL1500_.jpg) Is this correct? I was told by someone that the hdmi OUT port on the avermedia card is not necessary if i am connecting using this method. I just want to be sure my card is actually using it's 'capture' capability to it's fullest. (i will not be recording, merely using it to stream) The only other way i can think of using this card would be, running the DisplayPort cable from the GPU to the HDMI IN of the avermedia card (or from the HDMI port of the GPU to the HDMI IN of avermedia port), and then an HDMI cable running from HDMI OUT to the back of my primary monitor. (would this even work? I only ask because i have been doing it the first way that i explained for a good while now) What is the difference here, are both ways ok? Does one way take advantage of the card more / at all than the other? Your responses are GREATLY appreciated and THANK YOU. EDIT: I do not stream using a console, strictly PC games only.