Would it be better to buy a motherboard with an onboard chipset? So if the video card is bad, I could still get on the computer until I get a new one, or I can start up the computer before I install the video card.
Or would a motherboard without onboard video be better?
Not my question at all. I already have a video card in hand, but I had a fault motherboard, and sent it back. I'm trying to pick out a new one. But I was wondering if I should get one with a chipset just in case, or if non chipsets are better.
Most new motherboards by default come with a on board video card. However but to your question its no better or worse. I would personally be more worried about the power supply then if it comes with a video card built in. The power supply determines if your video card will work or not. However be that as it may, most come with a video card built in, so not a big deal in this day and age.