For AMD platforms, the onboard video is provided by the chipset (except if you go for the AMD APU platform, which I have not suggested in my previous post). For Intel, the video controller is embedded into the CPU. The only thing you need to bother about is whether the motherboard offers a D-Sub and/or DVI/HDMI output port for your monitor. As long as it's there and the chipset/CPU has onboard graphics, you will be able to use it. I have messed up a little in the AMD configuration that I posted in my previous post. The Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 has no onboard graphics. Therefore, I am replacing this motherboard with the following: Asus M5A88-V EVO - $114.99, very good board If you want to go for a cheaper board I can recommend two more for the AMD platform: JetWay JTA980AG ($79.99, only supports DDR3 1333/1066 unlike other boards) Biostar A880GZ ($64.99, has less expansion slots, small motherboard) Generally speaking you get more peace of mind going with a slightly more expensive board.