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    system testing

    Question:

    I have all the parts for a new PC but no case. The MB, CPU and PSU I found in the trash. Is there anyway to test these componets without a case. The issue is I do not want to invest in a new case if the parts are crap and I don't really want to break down one of my existing systems just to test these parts.

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    Re: system testing

    Just place them on a surface that won't conduct electricity, a board should do fine. Just make sure nothing else comes in contact with any of the parts, and be sure to be cautious of static electricity from yourself.
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    Re: system testing

    but how do you get the board to power on without being connected to the switch on the case?
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    Re: system testing

    Quote Originally Posted by zetachi
    but how do you get the board to power on without being connected to the switch on the case?
    Briefly short the 2 pins on the motherboard that the power switch plugs into. A paperclip or screwdriver works well. It is a momentary on switch, so just a quick short and board will power up.

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