Depends on what you ae powereing up!!! Don't worry about taking the mobo out of the case. Just fire up the mobo with the cpu, heat sink fan, one stick of memory and the video card. What happens when you do that?
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EVGA 680i, Dual EVGA 8800GT'S (650/950), 4 gigs OCZ DDR2 1066, Intel Q9450 at 3.8 Ghz, Koolance Water Cooled, Dual Plextor16x DL DVD+/-RW. Dual WD 250gb 16mb Cache Sata 3.0. 3DMark06 score = 19,168.