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Can I run Windows 8 on a ASRock Z87 Extreme4 + Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core without a graphics card?

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January 26, 2014 11:05:08 PM

Like the question states, can I run Windows 8 on a ASRock Z87 Extreme4 + Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core without a graphics card?

Here is my new PC setup. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/joparnico/saved/3yJz
I was able to get everything + Windows 8.1 except the XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card, Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter, and Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler.

My question is, can I install and run Windows 8.1 on my pc without my graphics card?

The ASRock Z87 Extreme4 says that the Onboard Video Chipset is "Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic." Since the Intel Core i5-4670k Processor has Intel HD Graphics, it should be able to just run the OS and internet, right?

I want to at least get my PC all setup and I only have to wait for my next pay check to get the graphics card. I guess I am just being impatient. Haha

Thanks,
Josh

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January 26, 2014 11:08:11 PM

Yes it will run Windows 8.
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January 26, 2014 11:29:14 PM

Yes, the intel Core i5 4670k has a integrated graphic processing unit, it's not very fast, but it will run Windows 8 and support casual browsing.
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January 26, 2014 11:35:11 PM

Thanks guys! I just wanted to double check before I did it, to make sure I wasn't doing anything stupid.
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January 26, 2014 11:36:41 PM

Should be no problem it will install just fine with the latest intel igpu drivers.
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January 26, 2014 11:37:08 PM

No problem, don't forget to choose the best answer provided.
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