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June 22, 2012 4:55:47 PM

Hi, I am planning to build a new computer over this summer. But, for obvious reasons, I am a little wary of spending $800 to $1000 dollars for a computer that might not even start up because of my inexperience. My question is, would it be sensible to hold up on the video card and just use integrated graphics until I've tested that my computer does indeed work? This could save me some money if I find out that I've broken something somehow. And if I can, how would I go about doing this (like, installing the graphics card later)?

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June 22, 2012 8:27:24 PM

That works. You don't need a graphics card to verify that you have not damaged any components.

I also wouldn't worry too much about breaking anything. Newegg has a 30day return/replace policy too if you decide to order your parts through them.

Once you've built your computer all you have to do to install your graphics card is put the card in your PCIe slot and plug in the power cord(s).
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June 22, 2012 10:12:12 PM

Okay, thanks guys. With newegg's policy, if I break it I can still return it?
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 9:28:02 PM

I've never had a problem returning anything in the 30 days. I don't think you can use your motherboard for skeet practice and expect them to replace it, but any normal damage (blown capacitor, overheating, faulty connectors) they'll replace. After the 30days you have to go through the company (gigabyte, asus, evga, msi, corsair, etc). Their costumer service will replace things too.

I've returned power supplies, motherboards, graphics cards, ram sticks. No problems.
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June 23, 2012 10:14:14 PM

This would be a nice 1K build

CPU DVD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.972819

MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157297

GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130782

HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148697

PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817207013

CASE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119233

RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226191

All the parts are good QL and IMO will be a grate gaming rig under 1 K

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June 24, 2012 3:59:55 PM

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