My 13 year old son wants to build a gaming computer. This would be his (and my) first build. I would like to build something for under $500 that he can upgrade later. I am going to buy the Pentium g860 processor and would like to know what would be a good motherboard, around $60 to $90, to compliment this processor. I am willing to spend a little more if I can use integrated graphics and buy a GPU down the road. Also what memory would you recommend. Thanks
Onboard Video Chipset: Supported only by CPU with integrated graphics.
That said, your Pentium g860 is advertised as having Intel HG graphics. ($75)
However, that will get you a monitor output and will be good enough to serf and play a few movies off netflicks.
Any serious gamer needs a serious graphics card. Put the money your saving on the Pentium (which is fine for a low budget system- don’t get bullied into spending $200+ on an i5 by the snobs on the board) into a card that can really do something, like this one:
The only chipset for socket 1155 that didnt support IGP (Integrated Graphics on Processor) was the P67 chipset. However there were some Z68 boards that didnt support the IGP. To my knowledge all of the "7" series boards for socket 1155 support the IGP but you might want to check to make sure. Simply check to see if the board lists any graphics ports (i.e. DVI, EGA, HDMI or Display) and if it has any of them then the board supports the IGP.