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Using the motherboard box as a test bench safe?

post #1 of 5
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i am currently caseless, and i was wondering if my motherboard box will be ok for a short term solution? Is it ok?

i had a metal table except it's gone now

Will my desk be ok if not the mobo box? it's a wooden desk
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It'll work fine. Ran one of my systems off the box for a whole year.
    
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I've used the mobo boxes till they were crushed down, currently using one that is filled with empty water bottles to help keep it square & all taped together.
Desktop should be OK too, only issue is the GPU bracket overhang so still have to have the board on something.
    
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I've used cardboard in the past but it has always made me uneasy, so I usually use a lid from a 2x3 plastic tub with holes notched out for video card tabs.
post #5 of 5
yes its safe, just discharge before you touch by touching a piece of metal like a heatsink or the inside of a case or the outside of a PSU
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