Z68 motherboard question

Johnny505

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This is my first build, and I heard a lot about the 2500k, so I bought it. And when I was at Frys, the P67's were kind of expensive so I got an Asus Z68. My dad was going to help me put everything together, but I just went ahead an tried to put in the CPU. I don't know how but, it seems like my finger rubbed on a couple of the really small pins on the motherboard, and it looks like I messed up my first PC. The CPU still went into the square or whatever and it seems fine. Don't tell me I just ruined my PC?
 

locomoco321

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Unfortunately, the pins are quite sensitive, so touching them with even a small amount of force could've bent them. The circuits that pass through the pins cannot be be completed, so yes you may have ruined you pc.
 

Johnny505

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Well, I'm using my laptop right now to do this, and I haven't even finished the PC. I just wanted to know if I screwed up the motherboard.
 

Johnny505

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Uh, they're not pins. It's a 2500k and a Z68
 

Johnny505

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Those are what I'm talking about, and some are pulled back.
 

Chaz21

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Are any touching each other or bent at an angle? If so they need to be straightened before you put the CPU in. Use the guides I already linked for you.