I will be getting my ASUS P8Z77-V Z77 MB ATX 2400 (O.C) SLI Crossfire motherboard today that will be running the Intel Core i7-2600K. I have an old EVGA GeForce 8800GT and was curious if I could use it on this board. I've been out of this for quite a while and don't really know how old components work with new ones. What are the considerations when placing older components into newer boards? Will the on-board Intel® HD Graphics (CPU embedded) display surpass the capabilities of said card?
As long as the graphic card uses a PCI-E Slot, which I assume it does, you will have no problem using it on that board. Unless it is a monster card with extraordinarily great length or cooler.
The embedded GPUs in the Intel chips are not that bad, they can play HD movies without a problem, but for gaming I would not reccommend using them. If you do not play with your computer you should take into account that a GFX-card like the 8800GT will use up a lot of additional energy, so it might be relevant on your electric bill at the end of the month.