questions before mobo install
I just got my mobo in the mail today and was wondering what i should do with it. I have a monitor, my case, and my mobo and thats it but i want to check to see what my case looks like all lit up and stuff which i can do now that i have my mobo. the question is will it be safe/wise to install my mobo onto my case's removeable mobo tray now, plug in the fans and psu, see how it all looks, and then install the rest of the stuff (cpu, Ram, etc...) later with my mobo in the tray. Also if i install now how can i protect against frying my mobo from static, like if my mobo even touches metal will it fry or how does this static stuff work? Thanks for any help!
p.s. my mobo needs a 24 pin connector but i have heard that i can just connect the PSUs 20 pin connecter into the 24 pin and still be ok, is this true? thanks!
My rig (getting old):
Rosewill black case with 400W PSU (420W Thermaltake on the way)
MSI Nforce4-ultra Neo4 platnium
evga Nvidia 6600gt pci-e
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ winchester
Corsair ValueSelect 1 GB (2x512) RAM
Western Digital 80 GB SATA HDD (200 GB IDE coming soon)
AOpen combo drive
17\" LCD LG Monitor
Cheap Keys, Dell Mouse, no speakers
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