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Hm, when i get the parts i'll decide if i'll put mobo in first and then everything else or, cpu and ram while mobo is still outside. If i do choose to leave the mobo outside and install the cpu and ram and hsf is it ok to have the mobo on top of a wood table?
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Yeah wood tables are usually okay. I used to run my pfsense box on my computer desk before it became a permanent router.
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You can set up your entire computer on top of your mobo box and get it running to BIOS just to make sure you don't have any DOA parts. It also lets you keep good lighting so you know where everything is. That way when you do it inside the case and it's darker, you've at least already done it once.

Also, if you're using a monster cooler, it might make installing the mobo difficult. For instance, on my HR-02 I can't reach around it to screw in the mobo to the case. I have to install the mounting bracket to the mobo, insert mobo into case, then attach heatsink to mobo. If you're using the stock cooler, you won't have any problems though.
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Oh yeah also on an aftermarket cooler if it has screws take care not to tighten them too much or the board will start bending. This can cause damage to the motherboard.
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