I've always tested and ran MBs on top of their boxes fine, long as you don't touch or hover near it, it should be alright. Besides shorting the power pins to fire it up, there really isn't any reason to get close to the mb after it's on. I usually build them in the case but sometimes with timing and needing to leave, I'll install the O/S and let it run overnight. Then assemble it in the case.
I don't know what I was thinking, should've asked a buddy if he wanted this i7. Dude built his first one last month and now he's convincing all his relatives to upgrade so he can build it for them for free. Mind you his first build he plopped the MB on the case without standoffs and had to send it back to Tiger Direct because it was "DOA". LOL Of course after doing all the troubleshooting with him on the phone, then he asks what this little gold screws with screw holes are.
Nothing at the moment
- '96 Race-retired GSXR 750 (Sold)
- '01 RC51 SP1 (Sold)
- '03 919
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