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It works exactly like any normal graphics card, except that the video port is on your motherboard's IO section. Just imagine that a Radeon 4350 has been merged into the motherboard or something, because that's exactly what it's like from the user's perspective. Except it's slower than the 4350.
Oh, I see. Thanks for clearing that out for me.
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Thanks.

I have a question, I never had a motherboard with onboard graphics.

How does it work, when theres no graphic card. Do I need to install the drivers for it? Will it work with windows 7?
yes you need drivers and it will work with windows 7. AMD G700 series boards have Radeon 4200 IGP which is a decent GPU and supports Windows 7.
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okay i updated my computer parts! tell me what you now think!
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post #14 of 40
I don't have experience with the case or the burner, but you look good to me.

That should be absolutely fine for a general use computer.
    
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your gpa won't be doing anything that he'll need 2GB, I ran 1gb windows 7 32bit and it runs amazing on my laptop as well as my moms computer.
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your gpa won't be doing anything that he'll need 2GB, I ran 1gb windows 7 32bit and it runs amazing on my laptop as well as my moms computer.
Personally, I'd get 2gb just to be safe.

It depends on his habits, but I've noticed a lot of people I do support for open a bajillion web pages and programs and never think of closing them when they are using the machine.

Plus they may go ahead and install 100 applications that run during startup, antivirus programs, etc.

1gb would be fine for a managed system, but I would go 2gb unless the cost is prohibitive for you.
    
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post #17 of 40
I still encourage you to look at the NSK6580. Price will be about the same as Illusion+PSU. Show them both to your grandpa and ask which one he thinks looks better.

Both are nice cases, but the Illusion is more gamer oriented, with the glowing lights and high airflow. The NSK has a lot of features designed to make it quiet (such as silicone washers in the drive bay, which is really well designed). It's also designed so it's really easy to open up and access the HDDs; the whole drive bay slides right out, and hard drives come out of the bay on tooless trays.


I'm just worried that your grandpa won't like the lights and chunky plastic on the Illusion. The NSK6580 might be more what he's used to, and will be fine for his needs.
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For what it's worth, I second the opinion of going with a more subdued case.

I think that he will appreciate that more than something that may look obviously alien to him.
    
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I still encourage you to look at the NSK6580. Price will be about the same as Illusion+PSU. Show them both to your grandpa and ask which one he thinks looks better.

Both are nice cases, but the Illusion is more gamer oriented, with the glowing lights and high airflow. The NSK has a lot of features designed to make it quiet (such as silicone washers in the drive bay, which is really well designed). It's also designed so it's really easy to open up and access the HDDs; the whole drive bay slides right out, and hard drives come out of the bay on tooless trays.


I'm just worried that your grandpa won't like the lights and chunky plastic on the Illusion. The NSK6580 might be more what he's used to, and will be fine for his needs.
okay I'll keep aware of the NSK6580. I know exactly what you mean "glowin lights" pretty pointless with my grandpa and more gamer like. I would rather gow with the antec 300 without the growing lights but its more expensive because it dosent come with fans. Yeah I'll really consider the
NSK6580 case, i'll show him both cases.

I really appreciate the help.
Edited by qTAP - 2/10/10 at 10:29am
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post #20 of 40
I suggest you an ATOM 330 motherboard (65$) - it will do office, Internet and any non-gaming office-related apps at a fraction of the cost, power consumption and noise. It has integrated CPU, graphics, you only need to add source, RAM and HDD. I tested this combo on my less computer savvy family members and they all appreciated the lack of any kind of noise (after replacing the stock mobo fan that is).
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