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Booting and installing with no GPU

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Newbie question I know...

Is this possible with my parts? I have an i7 2600k and an MSI P67A-GD53 (b3) board.

I know the CPU has an inbuilt graphics processor, but I read that the P67 boards do not support embedded GPU's. Does that mean I cannot boot up past POST unless I have a graphics card? Or does it simply mean the mobo doesn't just have an inbuilt one itself.

Also, would it be wise to wait until I get my GPU to install Win7 so I'm not dropping it in at a later date? I'd hate to get driver issues. I'm just currently waiting to be able to afford the MSI GTX570.
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The P67 chipset cannot utilize the integrated GPU, therefor you need a GPU to be able to use the computer. I'm not sure if the computer will post without a GPU as there really isn't any way to tell

I think that should also answer your other question about waiting until you get your GPU to install windows and driver issues
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The P67 chipset cannot utilize the integrated GPU, therefor you need a GPU to be able to use the computer. I'm not sure if the computer will post without a GPU as there really isn't any way to tell

I think that should also answer your other question about waiting until you get your GPU to install windows and driver issues
Thought so. OK thank you Seems a bit odd that out of the last five main chipsets the P67 is the only one not able too. Tempting to send it back and buy a Z68 now.
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