if my motherboard and cpu both DO NOT have integrated graphics does that mean i must have a graphics card installed to use the computer?
that right without a ipgpu (cpu with a gpu build in) or onboard video port you need a video card to show video on your monitor. if not your mb will give you a cmos beep code for video card failure. if this is a new rig and your low on funds see if someone has an old nvidia 8800/9800 or older ati video card. they wont game well but at lest you can install windows and test your rig (burn in testing).