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Is it better to have a integrated graphics in mobo?

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February 2, 2010 9:33:05 PM

I was wondering if i should get

ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Xtreme Design w/ DDR3 1800 and 140W CPU support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this one has the integrated graphics card on mobo. is there any advantages to get this one?
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February 2, 2010 9:38:48 PM

It can be a lot easier troubleshooting graphic issues if you have a motherboard with on-board graphics, but mostly, it all depends on your intended use of the system.

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February 2, 2010 9:43:36 PM

hello, thanx for reply.

I'm trying to build a budget gaming system. since I'm on a budget, I wanted to get a mobo with g-card in it so I can get a better g-card later, is this good mobo for that? also when I add another card does it have more performance?. thanx for any help.


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February 2, 2010 9:55:06 PM

Well, as I said, it's nice to have for troubleshooting purposes, but in this case, you will definitely want to go with a dedicated graphics card regardless of which motherboard you get. On-board chipsets are not intended to be used for gaming (other than winmine and solitaire).

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February 2, 2010 10:04:02 PM

Since gaming is your direction, dedicated graphics card is a must. The 770 board will pair nicley with the Phenom II X3/X4. Think Tom's actually did a review of the 770 where is was better than the 780 chip from a gaming performance perspective, but I notice you have stated the 785. The extra saving could go into a better video card.
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February 2, 2010 10:06:05 PM

thanx I'm going with 770.
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February 2, 2010 10:07:00 PM

Getting the board with the GPU won't hurt anything, they're just saying that you shouldn't expect to game using the on-board GPU. It's nice to have as a backup in case you have a problem with your dedicated GPU. On-board GPU's work fine for office type work and watching DVD's and TV, but they're not made for gaming.
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February 13, 2010 2:05:01 AM

Best answer selected by sphinxx187.
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