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Mobo box is nice but I use the cardboard box the mobo was delivered in - more surface area once you cut the corners and usually less glossy!
    
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Ok thanks everyone! I have read many things but I wanted to see what's the 'smartest' way to go about this. +1

I'm guessing it's ok to have a few things in the box
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Im running my rig on the box the mobo came in, been doing it for the last 3 months no problems at all
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The ol classic way! On top of your motherboard box!
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It's how I do it also
This is how I do it as well. I place the board securely on the box, and connect the PSU, video card, ram and CPU w/HS and fan. The cardboard box will not short out the board, and works as a perfect place to set the board. And no, do not use the anti-static bag.

The only trick is shorting the power switch pins to turn on the board. If you have an old power button from an old case, with those pin headers, you will be golden!
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This is how I do it as well. I place the board securely on the box, and connect the PSU, video card, ram and CPU w/HS and fan. The cardboard box will not short out the board, and works as a perfect place to set the board. And no, do not use the anti-static bag.

The only trick is shorting the power switch pins to turn on the board. If you have an old power button from an old case, with those pin headers, you will be golden!
I actually had just dig the power button from my dead gateway
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The only trick is shorting the power switch pins to turn on the board. If you have an old power button from an old case, with those pin headers, you will be golden!
Heck with every mobo I have bought in the last year that is a non-issues since all of them have had a power button directly on the mobo! I sometimes miss some oft eh arcane knowledge I once used to have to apply lol
    
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I actually had just dig the power button from my dead gateway
You've got it all figured out. Now go test that setup!
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The only trick is shorting the power switch pins to turn on the board. If you have an old power button from an old case, with those pin headers, you will be golden!
used to use a screwdriver for that, then came across a button and led kit for the power/reset/hdd light e.c.t for 50p at a local shop
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used to use a screwdriver for that, then came across a button and led kit for the power/reset/hdd light e.c.t for 50p at a local shop
Yeah so true, picking up a switch is the smart thing. Thankfully he has the switch, and it is the safe way to go about this. I remember the time I was fluke metering the vdimm voltage and touched one of the pins to another metal contact on my board. it resulted in an instant restart. The system survived unscathed, so now I'm always careful and use the safest approach possible!

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Heck with every mobo I have bought in the last year that is a non-issues since all of them have had a power button directly on the mobo! I sometimes miss some oft eh arcane knowledge I once used to have to apply lol
True, this is the case for many boards, and a nice feature.
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It all works fine Once again. thanks!
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