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Can my setup play Aion without my gfx card?

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November 7, 2009 2:45:12 PM

Ok, so some of you may be familiar with the new mmorpg Aion. Well, I recently ordered a bunch of parts from newegg to build me my own pc mainly for Aion. As a lot of you know the radeon 5850 gfx cards have been out of stock almost everywhere lately... that being said, I will most likely be getting all my parts in by tomorrow, but the gfx card is the last piece I will be missing until "a week or two" according to some other place where I have one reserved for me when they get their shipment. Would I be able to play Aion without any gfx card and would it be safe for my computer? I have no idea how that kind of stuff works, since I've never used the onboard display connection before. Oh yea, here are my specs:


TOWER
Lian Li Lancool Lian Li PC-K62B Mid-Tower Gamer Case with Window / Black

MOBO
EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

CPU COOLER
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

POWER SUPPLY
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

RAM
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD DRIVE
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

and the graphics card...

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC ATI Radeon HD 5850




I mainly want to know if its safe and wondering if anyone does that

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a c 173 U Graphics card
November 7, 2009 3:10:26 PM

Looks good.
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a c 197 U Graphics card
November 7, 2009 5:13:10 PM

@ Djsks...How I hate you;)
I doubt the onboard will play Aion but you can cause no damage by trying. The most likely thing to happen is the game will just tell you there is no compatable grahics card available.
As a possible cure for the wait, what about a pair of HD5770s? The system you have on the way will run them easily enough.
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November 7, 2009 5:24:42 PM

Um..... does that motherboard even HAVE an onboard video connector?

I was under the impression the x58 chipset didn't offer an onboard video card, and that you're required to have one put in.

If that's the case, you're not going to be able to do much with that computer until your 5850 comes in, or you pop an old video card into it.
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