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Ok guys

Im a happy guy now. Just got my mobo.

Now my case is being painted at a body shop all gloss black.
I want to set my system up before i get my case back to make sure all works before stuffing all the water cooling into it and find out it wont post.
Ive never started up a system with out case before. I see all the time in photos and i just want to make sure i do it right.

Now my questions

Do i just set the mobo and all other components on the table or do i need something under it?
My BFG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 EVGA 680i SLI NF68 2 X 8800GTS 640MB in SLI G.Skill PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250g SATA2 16Mb Windows XP home 20.1 Wide Screen Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ GamerXtream 700W Thermaltake Armor MS Optical 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 EVGA 680i SLI NF68 2 X 8800GTS 640MB in SLI G.Skill PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250g SATA2 16Mb Windows XP home 20.1 Wide Screen Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ GamerXtream 700W Thermaltake Armor MS Optical 
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post #2 of 3
preferably u would need an anti static mat underneath...if u cant find 1 then at least get some foam or sponge and put the mobo on it
2012 Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 2.40Ghz @ 3.6GHz VID 1.2375 Lapped Asus Maximus Formula SE MSI Geforce 8800GTS Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x1GB PC8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OS - Raptor 74GB, 2xSeagate 80GB SATA DVD Drive, CDRW XP Professional SP 2 24" Dell WFP LCD Screen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech PS2 750watt Silverstone OP750 Cooler Master 830 Logitech Optical 
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2012 Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 2.40Ghz @ 3.6GHz VID 1.2375 Lapped Asus Maximus Formula SE MSI Geforce 8800GTS Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x1GB PC8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OS - Raptor 74GB, 2xSeagate 80GB SATA DVD Drive, CDRW XP Professional SP 2 24" Dell WFP LCD Screen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech PS2 750watt Silverstone OP750 Cooler Master 830 Logitech Optical 
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post #3 of 3
well...ideally you would want to screw the motherboard down on something that would ground it like a removable motherboard tray or something like that. but ive done it with the MB just sitting on my desk with no problems at all. just be carefull to not let it touch anything that might short it out.
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CPUMotherboardPowerCase
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra ENERMAX Liberty 620 WT Antec P-180 
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