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    New System

    Hi,

    I now have almost all of the parts to build my new system, just awaiting my CPU which I should be getting on Tuesday - will also have to wait for yet another RMA for a P182 due to yet another one being damaged on arrival!!

    Anyway I need to flash the bios on my P5K3 Deluxe mobo before my new CPU arrives, rather than building the full system in the case using the E6700 just to flash the bios I was thinking of building it on the work top as it will be a pain to change the CPU if installed in the case. Just wondering what the safest way to do this is, would I need to put something under the mobo to maybe screw some raisers to the mobo to lift it off the work top?

    The system will only be built long enough to flash the bios to the latest version ready for the new CPU.

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    When I do this (mainly for checking components before chucking them in the case) I just use a piece of cardboard under the mobo (to be ultra careful, it is a good idea to put the mobos anti-static bag between it and the cardboard).

    So long as you are careful, you should not have any problems.

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    I usually stick it all straight on top of the motherboard box to test it all out. Never given me any problems doing it like that.

    Just be careful what you're touching, ground yourself and do not put it on carpet

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    Thanks guys, this is the first time I've thought about building outside the case but as it is such a prat about putting everything in to have to remove it again thought I'd be better doing this.

    Now I just need my new CPU and the replacment case and I will have my new PC sorted.

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    Lay it on wood and test it, but when I do it I have a wooden frame on which to test it first

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    When I do this (mainly for checking components before chucking them in the case) I just use a piece of cardboard under the mobo (to be ultra careful, it is a good idea to put the mobos anti-static bag between it and the cardboard).
    I'm not sure about that anti-static bag. The cardboard is electrically inert and will allow static to safely disperse. The anti-static bag will repel the static and allow it to build up on the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    When I do this (mainly for checking components before chucking them in the case) I just use a piece of cardboard under the mobo (to be ultra careful, it is a good idea to put the mobos anti-static bag between it and the cardboard).

    So long as you are careful, you should not have any problems.
    Thorson is right, you shouldn't be doing that, many of these bags work by being conductive with a high resistance.
    You might do more harm than good.

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