Testing if a motherboard is doa

ok i bought a asus crosshair v formula z and it should get here tomarrow with the rest of my parts for my first build exept for my gpu. can i put it all together and test to see if all my componets are good without a gpu?

It is best to test every peice of hardware, and yes that means GPU as well. Better to be safe then sorry.

yes i know i should test evey piece what i was trying to say is can i put my computer together and test it without the gpu so on tuesday when i get my gpu i can put it in install windows download the latested drivers and start playing hopefully

I would say just wait for the GPU to arrive, a few days wont change anything.