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June 11, 2011 8:59:38 PM

I'm trying to gather all the parts needed to build a new system...but for the life of me I CANNOT figure out what I need to hook up a monitor to my motherboard/i7-2600k without using a graphics card (there are no DVI connectors on the board). All I know for sure is that hooking up a graphics card will disable the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" section of the CPU---and being the 'cheap bastard' that I am, I don't want to spend any extra $ on a video card if I don't have to...
Although, sometime in the future I plan on using 3 monitors (just to monitor the financial markets)--does anyone know if the 2600k will support this (w/o a graphics card)?
(I'm not a gamer/power user. I just want a very quiet, reliable computer that I don't have to wait on).
Any advise will be greatly appreciated.

Here's the main parts I've collected so far:
Intel Core i7-2600k
Asus P67 Sabertooth motherboard Rev. 3
16Gb Ram 2000Mhz Corsair Domonator GT
Thermaltake 1200W PSU
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case
Antec Kuhler 920 CPU cooler

Thanks,
Jesse

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June 11, 2011 9:14:29 PM

I don't think that motherboard has integrated graphics, and therefor no video out. If you're using that board, you need a video card. For the usage scenario you're describing, you won't need an expensive one.
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June 11, 2011 9:18:16 PM

Few things. Why the 2600k if not a power user? It's WAY overkill for what you need sounds like. Like, WAY.
The 1200w is also WAY more than you need.
same with CPU cooler,
same with ram.

Do me a favor, tell me what the hell you intend to do with this machine? It might let me help you a little better. Because unless you are doing SERIOUS video editing (read: Job) then you have WAY to expensive components.


To answer your question, you need a Z68 motherboard. One that doesn't say VGA required.

I am very intrigued about what you are using this system for. It intrigued me.
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June 11, 2011 9:21:00 PM

jlx1 said:
I'm trying to gather all the parts needed to build a new system...but for the life of me I CANNOT figure out what I need to hook up a monitor to my motherboard/i7-2600k without using a graphics card (there are no DVI connectors on the board). All I know for sure is that hooking up a graphics card will disable the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" section of the CPU---and being the 'cheap bastard' that I am, I don't want to spend any extra $ on a video card if I don't have to...
Although, sometime in the future I plan on using 3 monitors (just to monitor the financial markets)--does anyone know if the 2600k will support this (w/o a graphics card)?
(I'm not a gamer/power user. I just want a very quiet, reliable computer that I don't have to wait on).
Any advise will be greatly appreciated.

Here's the main parts I've collected so far:
Intel Core i7-2600k
Asus P67 Sabertooth motherboard Rev. 3
16Gb Ram 2000Mhz Corsair Domonator GT
Thermaltake 1200W PSU
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case
Antec Kuhler 920 CPU cooler

Thanks,
Jesse

Your CPU has integrated graphics. Your motherboard doesn't have the connector, so the graphics engine is disabled.
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June 12, 2011 10:32:26 AM

jlx1 said:
--and being the 'cheap bastard' that I am, I don't want to spend any extra $ on a video card if I don't have to...
I'm not a gamer/power user


Intel Core i7-2600k

16Gb Ram 2000Mhz Corsair Domonator GT

Thermaltake 1200W PSU

Antec Kuhler 920 CPU cooler


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Very funny
Man up and buy a $35 card
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June 12, 2011 10:57:12 AM

the P67 chipset doesn't support the use of the iGPU. unlucky.
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June 12, 2011 11:49:36 AM

delluser1 said:
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Very funny
Man up and buy a $35 card
I figured this was a red herring, but I still had to give a straight answer :p 
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a c 358 U Graphics card
June 12, 2011 7:31:20 PM

The problem is your motherboard has the wrong chipset. The P67 chipset is primarily meant for people who are looking for performance (overclocking) and it does not have the ability to access the video core in a Sandy Bridge CPU.

The H61/H67 chipsets will allow you to use the video core, but it basically lacks overclocking capabilities.

The Z68 chipset is basically a combination of the H and P chipsets. It'll give you overclocking options and the option to use the video core in a Sandy Bridge CPU.
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June 12, 2011 8:18:57 PM

Thanks guys. I knew there had to be a simple answer--this is my first build, still learning...
I looked at some Z68s, but the more I thought about it, I figured I'm probably better off with a video card...b/c if it goes bad I can just pull it and chunk it as opposed to trouble shooting a bad mobo...
Striker410: I forgot to list the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD in my parts list...




Still want to know what I'm gonna use it for?...

Seriously though, I plan on using 3 monitors, running two forex software programs (w/live data feeds monitoring multiple time frames), two forex trade platforms open at the same time, and I'd like to have the ability to surf the net, watch an HD movie and maybe sync my iphone all at the same time (without it locking up or waiting for stuff to 'install/configure/save/update/etc.')...

Does anyone know if there are any RELIABLE fanless (super quiet is one of my primary requirements) graphic cards with more than one DVI connector? If not I'll probable go with an H2O cooled EVGA unless anyone has a better suggestion (I'm not always a cheap bastard--I will turn loose of $$$ for a quality prostit--err I mean product.

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June 13, 2011 4:43:53 PM

What is usually your room temperature during summer?
Problem with pasive graphics card is that they usualy overheat quite easily.
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June 13, 2011 5:25:54 PM

It's already in the high 90's here in AL and it's not even summer yet! (And the best most household AC's can do is lower the temp. 20 something degrees) But I'm a skinny bastrd so I don't like it much lower than 80F anyhow.
This is one of the reasons why I got a Tt Level 10 GT case--it supposedly has very good airflow. And the mobo supposedly has "military grade" components to withstand heat better...
I remember seeing a fanless graphics card somewhere on the net that was 'covered up' with cooling fins but can't remember where... looks like more d***ed research that I don't have time for! :-)
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June 14, 2011 1:40:47 AM

Excellent. I really like the idea of having a card in the PCI or PCIEx1 slot as a back-up if an x16 failed... unfortunately I will be running Win 7 and the ATI 2400 PCI isn't compatible... But I did find an hisdigital.com PCIEx1 fanless card that supports 3 monitors (& has good reviews on Newegg) that may be a winner (and only $95)...

Still not sure about the temp. issue though...
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June 27, 2011 9:22:44 PM

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June 27, 2011 10:01:08 PM

jlx1 said:
Best answer selected by jlx1.
Haha, you picked a "best answer" that's not entirely accurate. The accurate answer is that the board has no video output.
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nIn your instance the board has no output because Intel said it shouldn't (artificial limitation of the chipset when the graphics is actually on the CPU). But there are Z68 motherboards that also lack outputs, even though Intel says they should have these.
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February 1, 2012 4:32:24 PM

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Do me a favor, tell me what the hell you intend to do with this machine? It might let me help you a little better.


I am not the original poster but would really like your honest advice about a similar matter.

My friend is about to build me a machine to run my own streaming live show.

I will initially be broadcasting on ustream with a multi-camera set-up and integrated video capture from live skype callers, online video clips, mp3 and mp4 media files. I will be using Vidblaster.

I will also be routing the sound through Virtual Audio Cable as well as external mixers.

I will be doing this all at the same time for up to 3 hours at a time.

When not live the machine will be used for video editing including capturing HD footage from my camera's memory card.

So here's what he's building...

600w pcu
intel DZ68DB Motherboard
intel i7 - 2600k 3.4GHz Unlocked
Processor with seperate super quiet fan
16GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
120GB SSD Drive
500GB Western Digital Black Drive

Now that all sounds amazing to me but my few concerns are:

Will the intel graphics card be enough or do i need some NVIDIA GeForce Dual Graphics Card thing going on? Same question again but now imagine I'm streaming live gaming that I'm playing on my console.

now that begs the question, Will I need a Capture card, I've seen BlackMagic cards for $700 but I know the i7 with this motherboard configuration.

My question is... Is it enough??

I genuinely appreciate any help as much like Henry Ford, I know what I want but without people who know how to make it happen, I'm going nowhere.

Thanks one and ALL.

Nikki
Find me on twitter @mrNikkiCowan
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February 1, 2012 5:45:04 PM

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