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Newb.. building a computer. Will I be able to run basic programs without a GPU. Still undecided on what GPU to get. EVGA GTX 680 or Titan.

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the intel core i7 3770k has onboard graphics, so as long as you arent playing any huge titles (crysis 3, battlefield 3, etc) you should be fine.
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You will need a GPU to output anything to a monitor, no GPU no display.

The 3770K has a builtin Intel HD Graphics 4000, any motherboard you get for this CPU will (should?) have connections on it for you to hook up a monitor.

So with that CPU in terms of graphics capabilities you will be able to perform day to day tasks, just don't expect to do any heavy gaming without a dedicated GPU
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Yes you will be able to use the onboard video, until you are able to save up enough to get a gpu. Should be powerful enough for hd video and very light gaming

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thumb.gif Nice.. Thank you, I had the expression I couldn't get started until I had everything. Now I can start building my first ever computer and it will be ready until I decide what GPU to get.

I'm deciding between a EVGA GTX 680 or Titan. I'm going to catch up on games so I'm going to start off playing Star Craft 2, Heart of Swarm, AOE 3, then what ever games comes up. I've been on the PS3 console for soo long.

So question..??? Since the CPU has a integrated graphics, what program is going to decide wheather to run the integrated or the GTX 680?
Edited by WiLd FyeR - 3/21/13 at 3:04pm
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If I was the one spending the money I would go with one 680 or 7950/7970, then add a second card a year or so down the line if you feel like current games require more power.

At the moment I'm able to max out around 90% of the games I play on a single 7950. The only time I can't, is when my old ass amd cpu is holding me back.
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Originally Posted by WiLd FyeR View Post

thumb.gif Nice.. Thank you, I had the expression I couldn't get started until I had everything. Now I can start building my first ever computer and it will be ready until I decide what GPU to get.

I'm deciding between a EVGA GTX 680 or Titan. I'm going to catch up on games so I'm going to start off playing Star Craft 2, Heart of Swarm, AOE 3, then what ever games comes up. I've been on the PS3 console for soo long.

So question..??? Since the CPU has a integrated graphics, what program is going to decide wheather to run the integrated or the GTX 680?

Wherever you plug in your monitor. If you plug it into the motherboard, then HD4000 will be used. If you plug it into the GPU you purchase later on, then the aftermarket GPU will be used. It's that simple thumb.gif

Nonetheless, the HD4000 is enough to comfortably place SC2, Heart of Swam and AOE 3; so get cracking now if you wanna catch up. It'll give you something to do between research sessions of deciding the 680 vs Titan and when the GPU is gettin shipped.
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Wherever you plug in your monitor. If you plug it into the motherboard, then HD4000 will be used. If you plug it into the GPU you purchase later on, then the aftermarket GPU will be used. It's that simple thumb.gif

Nonetheless, the HD4000 is enough to comfortably place SC2, Heart of Swam and AOE 3; so get cracking now if you wanna catch up. It'll give you something to do between research sessions of deciding the 680 vs Titan and when the GPU is gettin shipped.

Great, it's starting to make sense now. Starting to understand all these PC terms and how they work.

Question on where to buy? What's the difference from buying from EVGA vs. NewEgg?
Edited by WiLd FyeR - 3/21/13 at 3:16pm
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