I'm building a PC, and as i don't have very much money i'm buying the pieces over time. And as a motivator for myself to work i'm adding the pieces to the case as i buy them so i can look over and see my progress, so im wondering if its ok to keep a "MSI Gaming Intel b250 LGA 1151 Gaming Pro Carbon" in the case without anything attached to it for a while. Im getting the parts over 3-4 months, would it damage the motherboard to be sitting idle in the case?
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My .02 is I would not buy some parts in advance without having a way to test them. 3-4 months is a long time. If you end up with a bad Mobo, and it has been sitting for 3 months, then the retailer probably won't accept it for a return/replacement and you'll need to work with the Manufacturer. Also you'll eat up 25% of the warranty, which is probably OK since I think the DOA failure is the most likely.
I would not buy a MoBo or a CPU or RAM without having a way to test it.
I don't mean to discourage you, but instead of pre-buying some of the parts, I would save until you can build it all. You''ll likely end up with a better system at a better price since in general prices are falling and will be less costly later than they are now.
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