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Posted by Mr Gardoki on 3/1 at 10:09 am
I have all the parts in and am putting together my first PC build tomorrow. Any advice from the experts?

ETA: My Build
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer


This post was edited on 3/3 at 12:22 pm

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Posted by HeadChange on 3/1 at 10:29 am to Mr Gardoki
Do it on carpet. And if a piece doesn't seem to want to fit in its slot at first, just use a little pressure


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Posted by fladohado on 3/1 at 10:38 am to HeadChange
^ perfect


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Posted by Mr Gardoki on 3/1 at 10:51 am to HeadChange
Rub my HDD with a magnet too right?


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Posted by HeadChange on 3/1 at 10:53 am to Mr Gardoki
Yes, for good luck.

Sounds like you have all bases covered. Have fun!



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Posted by puffulufogous on 3/1 at 10:56 am to Mr Gardoki
Don't open each box until you need the part. It's easy to mix up cables and accessories which will mess up rmas.


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Posted by TH03 on 3/1 at 10:56 am to Mr Gardoki
make sure to build up a TON of static electricity and then try to shock the motherboard.


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Posted by Mr Gardoki on 3/1 at 11:08 am to TH03
So I got a copy of windows 7 from a friend of a friend. I asked about the product activation key and he said I shouldn't need it. What are the odds this works?


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Posted by Blitzed on 3/1 at 11:20 am to Mr Gardoki
Watched some vids on how to build and it all look pretty easy. Im just paranoid and dont want to frick up my $1200 investment. So im getting someone else.


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Posted by HeadChange on 3/1 at 11:22 am to Blitzed
It is very easy actually


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Posted by SG_Geaux on 3/1 at 11:23 am to Mr Gardoki
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I asked about the product activation key and he said I shouldn't need it.


You will need a key at some point



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Posted by Mr Gardoki on 3/1 at 11:24 am to SG_Geaux
So I should go ahead and get a copy to save myself time now?


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Posted by TH03 on 3/1 at 11:27 am to Mr Gardoki
I would. It can be a big hassle without it


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Posted by puffulufogous on 3/1 at 12:13 pm to Mr Gardoki
I think u get a 30 day grace period. Buy or pirate it when you get some time or cash


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Posted by DoUrden on 3/1 at 12:13 pm to Mr Gardoki
Have fun my first build went fine but I was very nervous.


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Posted by Srbtiger06 on 3/1 at 12:19 pm to Mr Gardoki
quote:

So I should go ahead and get a copy to save myself time now?


SLIC



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Posted by Mr Gardoki on 3/1 at 12:25 pm to Srbtiger06
What is slic?


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Posted by HMTVBrian2 on 3/1 at 12:39 pm to Mr Gardoki
Only hiccup I had on my first build was that I tried to do it externally first, to make sure everything worked, and the 20+4 pin power connector got stuck in the motherboard.

Apparently that's an issue sometimes. But it came out after a little while. Not hard to put together at all, it's almost like really expensive Lego blocks.



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Posted by Mr Gardoki on 3/1 at 12:42 pm to HMTVBrian2
Last I saw Legos were pretty expensive so it probably isn't that different.


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Posted by TunaTigers on 3/1 at 1:26 pm to Mr Gardoki
Just finished a build last night, hardest part is also connecting the damn CPU cooler with a back plate.


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