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Setting Up Motherboard

This is my first time building a computer and I was just wondering if it's fine to place my motherboard on top of it's box so I could install the CPU, CPU Cooler, and RAM before installing the Motherboard into my case.

Also I am working on a plastic patio table (ones you would fine in BBQs or outside) and I was wondering if it's fine if I could put my Motherboard on there as well.

Thanks!
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  1. It's better on its box. The plastic can create static.
    After installing CPU, CPU cooler and RAMs, try testing the board outside the case, to make sure that it does work.
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  2. alexoiu said:
    It's better on its box. The plastic can create static.
    After installing CPU, CPU cooler and RAMs, try testing the board outside the case, to make sure that it does work.


    I'm assuming I also need to connect the PSU to the other parts so it can have power. How do I start the parts up?
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  3. throwawayaccount83 said:
    How do I start the parts up?

    Simulate press of the power button - connect 2 contacts, where power button is usually connected.
    Read the manual, if you have trouble locating the contacts.
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    throwawayaccount83 said:
    alexoiu said:
    It's better on its box. The plastic can create static.
    After installing CPU, CPU cooler and RAMs, try testing the board outside the case, to make sure that it does work.


    I'm assuming I also need to connect the PSU to the other parts so it can have power. How do I start the parts up?


    Connect only the 24 and 8 pin power cables together with the CPU cooler to the motherboard. If case power button wires long enough, connect them. If not, just shortly touch with a screwdriver the 2 pins on the board where you should connect the power button wires. It's what the button does when pressed - it connects/jumps/shorts the two pins.
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