I am trying to part out a backup/VM server which will be running headless using a R5 2600 and Aorus B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI motherboard. I will need the single PCIe slot to add SATA ports so will not be able to use a GPU after initial installation etc. Will i need to get an APU or can this motherboard (or any decent ITX board) be set up to run headless and boot without a GPU?
I have a first generation intel i3 machine running fedora without monitor, keyboard, or mouse attached. I can ssh into it just fine over WiFi. However, if you’re buying a new parts for a new build, why not buy one with more sata slots/pcie slots?