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This may seem incredibly dumb, but I don't know a whole lot about PC's.

#1KillerzOverHerePosted 8/18/2013 5:25:03 AM(edited)
I read only a motherboard with on-board graphics support can have a VGA / HDMI connection. My question is, if you get a motherboard without on-board graphics support (Basically you don't get a CPU with on-board graphics) Does that mean it will not have VGA / HDMI port? And if so, how do you connect a monitor to it? Thanks.

Edit, here is the link where I read it: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/327409-33-motherboard-port
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#2AsellusPosted 8/18/2013 5:29:04 AM(edited)
I read only a motherboard with on-board graphics support can have a VGA / HDMI connection.

That's not true, just add a video card in it and you can have vga / hdmi / dvi / displayport whatever. If you're making a gaming system you're going to want a video card regardless since they vastly outperform what integrated chips can do.

My question is, if you get a motherboard without on-board graphics support (Basically you don't get a CPU with on-board graphics) Does that mean it will not have VGA / HDMI port? And if so, how do you connect a monitor to it? Thanks.

As per the above, you get a video card for it. Like this -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130935

Slotty gold part on the bottom fits into your motherboard, you can see the various video output options on the front.
#3KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 5:32:55 AM
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#4KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 5:35:30 AM
I read that basically if I buy that GTX 760 and put it in a motherboard which doesn't support on board graphics (and if i get a cpu without on board graphics) I can't use the HDMI / VGA connection on the graphics card. (The motherboard would cover it up).
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#5HydroCannabinolPosted 8/18/2013 5:43:20 AM
KillerzOverHere posted...
I read that basically if I buy that GTX 760 and put it in a motherboard which doesn't support on board graphics (and if i get a cpu without on board graphics) I can't use the HDMI / VGA connection on the graphics card. (The motherboard would cover it up).


That is wrong. Completely.
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#6KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 5:46:55 AM
HydroCannabinol posted...
KillerzOverHere posted...
I read that basically if I buy that GTX 760 and put it in a motherboard which doesn't support on board graphics (and if i get a cpu without on board graphics) I can't use the HDMI / VGA connection on the graphics card. (The motherboard would cover it up).


That is wrong. Completely.


So, in short, a mobo without on-board graphics support will have a HDMI / VIGA support?
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#7TivorPosted 8/18/2013 6:01:58 AM
The graphic card itself will have all the necessary ports (HDMI, DVI, etc). Whether the motherboard itself has those ports become irrelevant when you're using a graphic card.
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#8bkkorpsPosted 8/18/2013 7:23:55 AM
KillerzOverHere posted...
I read that basically if I buy that GTX 760 and put it in a motherboard which doesn't support on board graphics (and if i get a cpu without on board graphics) I can't use the HDMI / VGA connection on the graphics card. (The motherboard would cover it up).


even if you arent that good with computers, just think of this logically.

If your statement were true, that if your mobo doesnt have a graphics output you cannot install a video card to provide one, then how would you use that computer at all? you would have no way to connect a monitor to it, and if that were the case, why would anyone sell a motherboard without a graphics output?
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