Originally Posted by amrs
there really doesn't seem to be any motherboards out for me. At least if I think I shouldn't HAVE to pay for 2-4 useless video connectors on the motherboard.
You can think that, but the market doesn't work that way. Manufacturers figure that if you don't want integrated video, then you must be an enthusiast or gamer wanting a high end board. Thus, you can buy an older P67 chipset motherboard which was the priciest boards for Sandy Bridge, and you can buy a Core i5-2550K which was a 2500K with the integrated graphics removed (probably just disabled) and a higher price tag.
Thus, if you want it to actually cost less, you need to "put up with" integrated graphics. First world problem.
Actually, think of it this way. In the past how many of us had to purchase a low end graphics card when we had to RMA our card, or while in-between cards (sold old one to upgrade, but new one out of stock or not yet released), or when donating system to relatives? With integrated graphics, that's one less thing to potentially buy. Also, with EVERY board/CPU coming with it, it isn't as if there was a choice. Plus, economies of scale.