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Im planning on ordering parts for a new computer build. The plan is to upgrade from my first Gen I5, To an I7-3770K. Looking at the 1155 Mobos, I see that they have a VGA and DVI ports. I have no use for these ports as I will be buying a GTX660, I would rather have more USB ports. Now I know I can just look around till I find a mobo with more USB ports and still have the VGA/DVI ports....

But my question is, are there any good mobo's out there without the VGA and DVI ports?

This is just a curiosity question , Im not really basing my build off those ports.
 

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2nd and 3rd generation Core i CPUs have integrated graphics with the exception of 2550K and maybe few more. Every LGA1155 chipset but P67 allows the use of integrated graphics, so motherboards have video outs. The integrated GPU supports up to 3 display; thus, you see most boards to have at least 3 video outs.

You won't find any Z77 boards as far as I can remember that has no video outs at all. There are few that have only HDMI and Display port. In some cases boards without those ports have no more USB ports than a similar board with those ports.

In any case don't make that the decision based on that.

How much are you willing to spend, and what exactly do you want from a motherboard? How many USB ports do you really need, and how many would you prefer to have?
 

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What he said lol. I've just updated from a P67 to a Z77, I really don't think there is a Z77 without integrated graphics. I replaced an MSI P67 GD53, That was an awesome board with many USB's (8 I believe) plus 99% of the features the new Z77's have.

Hearing what your after I'd recommend the P67 chip set.
 

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2nd and 3rd generation Core i CPUs have integrated graphics with the exception of 2550K and maybe few more. Every LGA1155 chipset but P67 allows the use of integrated graphics, so motherboards have video outs. The integrated GPU supports up to 3 display; thus, you see most boards to have at least 3 video outs.

You won't find any Z77 boards as far as I can remember that has no video outs at all. There are few that have only HDMI and Display port. In some cases boards without those ports have no more USB ports than a similar board with those ports.

In any case don't make that the decision based on that.

How much are you willing to spend, and what exactly do you want from a motherboard? How many USB ports do you really need, and how many would you prefer to have?
Im not basing my decision on the ports. Right now in my newegg cart I have the ASRock z77 Extreme6, But ive also looked at MSI Z77 GD65, as I have an older version of MSI gd65 now. Price i would like to stay around $150 give or take $20.

Right now I have 3 external drives all USB. external card reader, webcam, My headset along with my mouse and keyboard. I was thinking about finding an 2.5" card reader to eliminate the external one and I know the new case has front ports.

Like I said, the question was more a learning curiosity then anything.
 

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Read over this thread. I think you'll decide not to buy Extreme6.

GD65 is a solid choice, but it doesn't support offset overclocking. The other choices are pretty much all from Gigabyte. GA-Z77X-D3H, UD3H, or UD4H. Asus has nothing good to offer until P8Z77-V.
 
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