Hello everyone, I´m new to all this so sorry for any nonsensical question...
- Just ordered some parts, but more will be ordered soon, the only one I can´t get until like a month or so is the GPU (shiping delays etc..), can I install everything else and run it ? or without the Gpu it won´t run/boot..? does it damage anything just to run it for a week or so without a GPU?
- Ok I´l be re-using my old HDD from a prebuilt desktop, before I connect/assemble it to the new motherboard and the rest of the parts does it need to be formated? if so how?
1. Nowdays, every CPU has a special part in it that processes the graphics. You can find video output on the motherboard itself. You can run the PC without your graphics card, just connect your monitor to your motherboard.
2. When you are installing Windows, it will automatically reformat your drive. Remember to back up all your data before using it.
It won't automatically change everything... but really you just plug the GPU in, (power into the GPU too) and then switch the cable for your monitor from the back of your motherboard to the back of your GPU. Done!
-When you boot up after you put the GPU in, open Steam and choose to update video drivers in the file menu.
-Or, google it. Almost as easy.