Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:30 PM
It should be fine. Any chipset drivers shouldn't be necessary for a successful boot. Nothing would be stored on the hard drive in that manner, so drivers don't mean much there. Only issue would be drivers for your ethernet, audio, etc. Anything that's integrated. However, you can boot to Windows without those, and install them from an included disk.
If Windows has a driver for the GPU, it'll install it on boot. If not, the GPU will run on a standard VGA driver until one is installed. Either way, no problem.
Main thing to watch out for is that all your current hardware is compatible. RAM, particularly. If you get a motherboard that uses DDR2 RAM, standard DDR won't work. If you're using an IDE hard drive, make sure to get one with enough IDE channels for anything related to that. If you use an SATA hard drive, make sure the motherboard has SATA ports, though that's pretty standard.