Do I need a GPU for just basic usage?

2 Jan 2004
My mum's PC is on the way out and I'm thinking of building a new one for her from some bits and bobs I've got lying around - I've got a motherboard and a Ryzen 5 2600 and some RAM - so essentially I just need a case and a PSU to get it all up and running!

My question is, since there is a DVI connection on my motherboard, do I still need a GPU in order to get a signal to a monitor?

I've always had a dedicated GPU but she's not gaming by any stretch - it is just used for emails and YouTube etc!

Thanks for any advice! (apologies if this is a really stupid question!)
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