Integrated ok for Vista Business Use?

killerpcs

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Hi, looking to build a vista based PC, wondering if current integrated video cards are adequate for Vista's video requirements? PC wont be used for any video decoding or game playing, should I go with integrated for that, or a cheap PCI-E board?
thanks, Dave
 
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No encoding, no gaming, yes the integrated graphics will work, provided it is Vista certified (the newer Intel Integrated Graphics are). But...if the video chip on the MB ever croaks, it would be nice to have a PCIe slot to mount an inexpensive GPU, or else you'll have to install a whole new MB.
 

taltamir

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video card is used for games, some audo CAD programs, and VERY specific scientific calculation programs (if you had them you would KNOW). All integrated boards have a video card slot. It is either a VGA or PCIe slot depending on the age of the board.
It is a good idea to get it with a pcie slot for possible future use. Not too hard unless you buy a 400$ new PC. (not the components, but a whole PC for 400$).
 

octopus41092

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Lol, you all have the same avatar. I thought he was talking to himself. Anyways, a decent integrated should be able to do it no problem as long as its something semi-current generation. Something like AMD's 780 or 790 should have no problem with it. Almost all if not all motherboards now come with a video card slot so you don't have to worry about that. Anyways, basically if you get a relatively new integrated board then there should be no problem running it and it'd probably be the cheapest solution too.
 
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