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i just built a comp with all the parts trbone suggested. Do i still need a video card and tb card?

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asked Jul 7, 2017 in Thunderbolt - Quantum by williamgagnon (1,630 points)
Just built the complete system and no screen at all.   Do I need to add a video card and probably a thunderbolt card?   Already got the adaptor but need to know if I need the pci tb card as well.   Suppose I should not have assumed there was onboard graphics with the motherboard.

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answered Jul 11, 2017 by DominicB (14,390 points)
 
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Typically with any PC build, you will need some type of graphics processor to connect a monitor. If your motherboard does not have onboard/integrated graphics you will need a video card of some sort.

As far as Thunderbolt card, for a PC that doesn't already have a Thunderbolt interface built in, you will need to verify that the motherboard does indeed support Thunderbolt and has a Thunderbolt connector on the motherboard itself where a Thunderbolt interface card will need to be plugged in. If those conditions are true, you will need a Thunderbolt interface card that plugs into the PCIe slot of your motherboard as well as plugs into the Thunderbolt port on the motherboard.
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