I just recieved my i7 920 today and as I was taking it out of the box it fell onto the floor but it was still its own protective case, so I'm not worried about static. It fell no more than four feet and no pins seem bent or broken.
Also would this be under warranty? I only opened the package to see if it had Thermal Paste and right now I'm little worried about wheither or not it works to want to check the box again so does it?
Should be okey. Thermal paste is in the fan/heatsink assembly/module.