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Got all my parts today but no case, according to several videos the box the mobo came in can be used as a ghetto tech bench.

My questions are thus:

I put both the GTX 580s on the board, but the top wiggles back and forth a bit, and touches the second card, is this bad?

Do I need to put the PSU somewhere special or just next to the build?

Where do, how do or whatever do I do with the SSD I bought? Does it need to be on a mount, a antistatic bag etc etc.

Thanks for any help!
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FWIW I use a wooden snack table to bench test everything before I put it in a case to make sure everything works. Can save a bunch of headaches. The mobo box is probably not big enough. The 2 video cards touching is a bad idea. Could cause a short. Find something non conductive like a plastic utensil to keep them apart. Your PSU next to the build is no problem. Your SSD needs no special mount. I just lay mine on the table.
    
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Thats what I thought, Ill just grab a good ole plastic spork and put it between to make sure they dont touch lol!
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its up and running and Ive got windows 7 installed...and typing this message from the new parts!

Thanks for the help!
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