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I got all my parts in the mail today, but no case for week.
Is it okay to have it up and running without a case?
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you ain't gonna believe...
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As long as you keep it on a cool dry place. But, still, How will you start the computer without the switch?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat
How will you start the computer without the switch?
make contact between the two "power sw" pins, with a screwdriver for example
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Yep...thats what I did with a trusty phillips screw driver
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build the pc and put it in top of your mobo box.
you can use anything with metal to power it on,just touch the 2 pwr pins with a metallic object.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by tangcoral View Post
I got all my parts in the mail today, but no case for week.
Is it okay to have it up and running without a case?
Hi tangcorral,

Yes! It is possible. Wicked Pixie at one time had 5 computers running with no cases. Just nicely placed on the desk and book case. That's what I remember the picture of her farm depicting....

BTW - She liked having her rigs running with "no clothes on" as she put it.

Take care, :-)
Edited by 455buick - 5/16/08 at 2:42am
post #8 of 12
Yes. (It's actually easier IMO)

Just lay the motherboard and everything else out on a non-conductive surface - like wood or a large piece of cardboard. Once you have everything connected, you can turn the power on with a screwdriver. Just find the two powerswitch pins and momentarily ground them (touch both at the same time with the screwdriver).

Aim a couple of case fans at it if you'd like, too cool off the components better.

REMEMBER - make SURE there are no screws (or anything else conductive) under the motherboard!! Causing a short can fry it out completely. I've seen and heard this happening to people.

Oh, and I wouldn't keep any drinks next to it.
    
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
build the pc and put it in top of your mobo box.
you can use anything with metal to power it on,just touch the 2 pwr pins with a metallic object.
Thats pretty much what I do.
post #10 of 12
I actually do this to test components (specifically the motherboard) before I assemble a rig. That way you don't have to pull/unscrew the board or other components out of the PC case (and mess with all the wiring) if something isn't working.
    
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