|I've decided to replace my motherboard, so I'm going to upgrade|
from my current Q9550 CPU to the i7 3770K. I've just begun to
look at what motherboards are available for it.
I intend to do video editing. I haven't ever done intensive gaming,
but that could change once I finally get broadband Internet.
The power supply will be an 850 watt Thermaltake TR2 RX.
Probably overkill, but I have it in hand.
The video board will be a Sapphire HD 7850.
In my first quick look at a few ASUS motherboards, I see they all have
video connectors, including at least HDMI, although the descriptions
and specs of the boards didn't explicitly say they have on-board video.
I want to be certain: Does the presence of an HDMI connector on
the board mean it has on-board video?
Is on-board video a plus or a minus? It seems like one more thing
to go wrong, and it must add a great deal to the complexity and
cost of a motherboard, as well as crowding it. Should I look for
boards which do not have built-in video?
Any suggestions, either general or specific?
-- Jeff, in Minneapolis