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7man7LMYT

1 month ago

Can a MOBO power on without a GPU plugged in and without integrated graphics?

At least show some hard drive activity?

My Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JCYYrV

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can a MOBO power on without a GPU plugged in and without integrated graphics?

Yes but you will not see anything on the screen.

At least show some hard drive activity?

Perhaps, if you have connected the HDD LED cable from your Case to the panel connector of the board.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $326.81 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $48.99
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital RE 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.34 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake V200 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $79.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $69.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Custom LG External CD/DVD Rewriter With M-Disc Mac & Surface Support (Black) Purchased For $23.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1122.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 20:54 EDT-0400
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I did but it won't light up even with a windows 10 hard drive.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well the HDD is most probably empty, so there isn't much activity to it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't it boot to Windows 10 but not show nothing on the screen?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Of course it shows nothing on the screen.

Without a dedicated GPU or at least a IGP you will not see anything on the screen.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

By the way, I already bought everything so I won't be buying more things until I upgrade which is later.

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