Originally Posted by Billyboy
Ok... so lets asume I put in a graphics card in addition to the onboard graphics. The DVI cable I assume would then plug into the graphics card rather than the DVI on the mother board? Other than if you were playing any games.... is there any real advantage in also installing a seperate graphics card?
Yes, you plug the DVI cable into the GPU rather than the motherboard and other than gaming no not really. But if you don't install a dedicated GPU then the motherboard will automatically use either 64 MB, 128 MB or 256 MB (most likely 256 MB) RAM, so instead of having say 4 GB RAM you would only have 3.75 usable, but from what you say you are going to use it for 3.75 GB is more than enough. A dedicated GPU can also make a huge difference in CAD software as well.