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It okay to test parts without case?

post #1 of 6
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I just got the following from newegg and want to make sure they work

CPU- FX 6300
MOBO- Asrock 970 extreme3
RAM- Kingston Hyperx Black 1600
PSU- Silverstone strider essential 500w
GPU- Sapphire 7870
HDD- Western digital forget the model #

I haven't bought a case for the components yet but I have 30 days to return things through newegg if they don't work.
post #2 of 6
Yes
post #3 of 6
Make sure you test on a non conductive, ESD safe surface for the motherboard and components to lie on, such as the motherboard box. Do not use the outside of the ESD bag because all it does is collect static on the outside, creating a Faraday cage.
post #4 of 6
Yes, it's fine to test without a case, just make sure you place your parts on a insulating surface like glass, rubber etc. thumb.gif
Remember, the anti-static bags are usually not electrically insulating, and can cause shorts.
post #5 of 6
absolutely it is safe! just use a non conductive surface, like the motherboard box itself. I almost always "breadbox" components before stuffing them in a case, it sucks to complete a build and flip the psu switch and hit the power button to find that the psu is DOA after carefully working on cable management and installing everything rolleyes.gif
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Dark Nova
(20 items)
 
 
New HAF-X Build
(37 photos)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS 990FX MSI R7950 Twin Frozr III Boost Corsiar XMS 3 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsiar XMS 3 corsair xms3 corsair xms3 crucial m4 ssd 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LiteOn DVD Burner antec kuhler 920 yate loon 120mm HS x4 yate loon 120mm MS x3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
cooler master 200mm windows 8 pro HP 2011x CM storm quick fire 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
thermaltake m smart series 850 watt cooler master HAF-X logitech m705 logitech G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel I7 3970X MSI Big Bang-XPower II LGA 2011 Intel X79  MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7970  MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7970  
CoolingMonitorMonitorMonitor
custom water cooling from various manufacturers HP 2011x HP 2011x HP 2011x 
PowerCase
PC Power & Cooling MK III 750 BitFenix Colossus Venom 
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Thanks guys! thumb.gif
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