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Can I run my computer without a Video Card?

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December 16, 2012 9:34:03 PM

Hello! I bought all the parts for my computer but a video card because I can't afford it. When all my parts come in can I build it and have it in a working state? Also if I can, what type of on board graphics does this classify under? Ex: Intel HD 4000?

My Computer:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/s5Ho
a c 109 U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 9:38:04 PM

Yes, the intel G860 has a on die gpu, it's the intel hd graphics.
Just good enough for daily usage and watching movies.
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 9:42:39 PM

As long as the motherboard chipset supports onboard CPU graphics and your CPU has the graphics chip, sure (both are yes for your build there). It won't be as fast as a discrete card but if you don't game it should be fast enough
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December 16, 2012 9:45:16 PM

djangoringo said:
Yes, the intel G860 has a on die gpu, it's the intel hd graphics.
Just good enough for daily usage and watching movies.


How will it handle something like Minecraft or CS:GO?
a c 109 U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 9:50:32 PM

I don't know the exact performance, but the intel hd graphics is a really weak gpu, not intended for gaming, but i think it can run those games at low resolution and/or with low settings.
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 9:50:34 PM

The G860 essentially has the HD2000 graphics chipset, however it is a slight bit slower in clockspeed.

It will certainly handle minecraft fine.
And CS:GO will be playable at a mix of minimum/medium graphics. (30-40fps)

It is by no means a powerhouse, but it should tie you over for the time being.
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 9:51:01 PM

If your going to game at all I recommend a dedicated card. Intel HD 4000 Is far better than previous genrations of Intel intergrated line but its still will never match the performace of dedicated (discrete) cards.

Im not entirly sure with version of Intel HD you have.

Even with minecraft you might be able to run it. But I personally wouldnt call it a fun experience =/

Idk about CS:GO


"It is by no means a powerhouse, but it should tie you over for the time being." I agree =D
December 16, 2012 9:52:17 PM

Of course I know when I start gaming to buy a discrete card. I just don't have the money for it right now.
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 9:53:28 PM

Just saying Not trying to be mean =/

(I didt know if you knew)
December 16, 2012 9:54:35 PM

simmons33 said:
Just saying Not trying to be mean =/

(I didt know if you knew)


I gotchya. Thanks for your input though!
December 17, 2012 7:11:00 PM

i think maybe getting an i3 versus a pentium would help if u want to do some gaming
a c 362 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 8:02:33 PM

azathoth said:
The G860 essentially has the HD2000 graphics chipset, however it is a slight bit slower in clockspeed.

It will certainly handle minecraft fine.
And CS:GO will be playable at a mix of minimum/medium graphics. (30-40fps)

It is by no means a powerhouse, but it should tie you over for the time being.


It basically has the Intel HD "1000". It is slow, but at least it is a little better than their old GMA 4500. So while the Intel HD "1000" is crappy, it is not as crappy as their older graphic tech.
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