there are two options you have here...you could go with a very basic video card to complete this system (we would need a price range that you are willing to spend to suggest a card)
or the second option you could essentially "down grade" your cpu to a socket 1155 Core i7 3770k CPU and an ASUS P8Z77-V PRO motherboard...this gives you very similar functionality to the system you had picked out with a few differences...2 less cores on the cpu (not really a con depending on what you are looking to do with the computer) but then it adds the ability to use built in intel hd 4000 graphics...this way you do not have to buy a separate video card you could just hook your monitor up to your motherboard. This route would save you all kinds of money.
Thank you so much drums101 for your prompt response.
I appreciate your suggestion. But I will tell you why I am building this system.
I am working with Virtual machines, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 which eat SO MUCH RAM and need REALLY super powerful CPU.
I like ASUS P9X79PRO because of two major factors, and they are as follows:
1) Maximum Memory: 64 GB.
2) 8-DIMM Design. I need this feature so bad because soon I will upgrade my RAM to 64 GB.
I hate about ASUS P9X79PRO that it doesn't have Onboard video chipset.
I have seen some Intel Motherboard that support up to 64 GB and has Onboard video chipset, But the problem is that they all are 4-DIMM Design, and frankly I couldn't find 32GB (2 x 16GB) RAM DDR3 1600.
You see drums101 ...
In case you have other ideas, Please share them with me.
I would greatly and sincerely appreciate your thoughts and suggestions !
As I explained I really don't care about the graphics and I have seen some cards that cost about 50 USD, But I am worry if I got any of those then it might be incomparable or negatively impact the other parts.
To be honest with you, I have a very OLD screen... you remember the huge thick screens, But it is working and displaying things and this is all what I want.
So all I want is just to get the cheapest graphics card that works OK with my motherboard and the CPU without affecting them.
As I remember the GPU will not hinder the performance since u don't using any apps that require powerful grafic or using opencL/CUDA.... and some server had very basic card and shared monitor. (only used when there is a problems / maintenance)
Have considered to go with server platform contrary with pc platform right now..
I appreciate your input. I have used ATI Mobility Radeon 3650 with 256MB in my Lenovo laptop and I hate so much.
I am willing to pay up 75 USD, what do you think about G-Force ? Do you recommend any basic card from G-Force and that is compatible with my hardware?
I dont recommend nvidia's at the sub $200 price point because they are outperformed and overpriced compared to AMD. If you're getting less than a GTX560ti then you need to be considering an AMD/ATI unless you want to overpay. The GT 430 would be acceptable a guess. Still overpriced for the performance.
Thank you. The card you suggested is 42 USD which is a very good price for me, and probably I will go with it.
1 Question though, I have seen many ASUS graphics cards which are between (40-75 USD), and as I written above that I will be using ASUS motherboard. So do you think it is wise to get a cheap ASUS graphics card because they will be more compatible together or it doesn't matter ?
it will kinda hard to explain (sin i'm not a good teacher hehe )
well basically u buy mobo with multi processor (dual is the cheapest) and pair it with xenon/athlon...
Install windows server and the apps u needed. each will had their own set of memory/resource.. (gpu is somewhat not needed)
u will get much powerful build in term of processing power but it somewhat expensive to build...