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Quick Sync/Z68 Question

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I'm looking at building a new rig for video encoding/rendering, and I've been looking at an i7 2600k + Z68 for quick sync/rendering ability. My question is to utilize quick sync do I need to be using the iGPU as the main output or can I be using the dGPU. I've looked and I can't find a definitive answer.

Basically, do I need video out on the z68 motherboard I'm looking at to use quick sync?
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You can use the dGPU.
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So I don't need one with video out?
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Crucial M4 128GB WD Caviar Black 500GB WD Caviar Green 3TB Noctua NH-D14 
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Yes you do, quick sync isn't supported by my board.
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