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How do you tell if a CPU/Mobo pin is bent?

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I've got an Asus Rampage III Extreme that has been sitting around my room with an i7 980x in it. After the failure that was my signature build, I decided to transpose all the parts onto the Asus Rampage III Extreme and using the i7 980x as my main processor. But before I waste my time assembling it, how do I make sure it's in perfect building condition, aka it'll work when I turn it on.
    
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i7´s dont have pins....
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The sockets do, the i7 has contact pads that touch those pins. Just look over the socket and contact pads. Look for any sign of burning or any displaced pins. Do it in good light and it should be pretty obvious.
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