Intel i3 noob question

elmoinc

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Hi im planing on buying the Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge 3220 3.30GHz 3MB Cache LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Processor yeah i copyed and pasted that lol...

It has these intergrated graphics things

Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) yes i also copied that

can i use a dedicated graphics card if i get this cpu

These are the other parts

|- Motherboard --- Intel H61 chipset Socket 1155 mATX, 2 X DDR3 DIMM,USB2, SATA2,VGA/DVI Dual output, Gigabit Lan,
|- Memory --- 8GB DDR3-1333 Memory
|- Hard Drive --- 2TB SATA2 Hard Drive
|- DVD Writer --- 24x Speed Optical DVD Writer
|- PC Case --- Easteck Case 493B with 350W PSU ATX
|- Audio --- 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)
|- Video --- Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
|- Network --- Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s

Hope u can help thx

oh plus the dedicated card i would use would be nividia or gigabyte NOT AMD

thx
 

cptwin

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The motherboard and power supply is more what you have to be worried about for running a graphics card.

But to answer your question, yes you can put an Nvidia or AMD (Gigabyte is a brand) graphics card in. Personally I'm an Nvidia person but if your looking for a lower price range card that'll perform decently I've heard the 7750 or 7770 from AMD are very good for their price.

You will need to get a better power supply and I recommend that no one ever uses the power supply that comes with a case, Seasonic are my pick for power supplies.
http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA38312
 
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