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Mr Gardoki
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First Build tomorrow

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



HeadChange
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re: First Build tomorrow
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


fladohado
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re: First Build tomorrow
^ perfect


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Mr Gardoki
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re: First Build tomorrow
Rub my HDD with a magnet too right?


HeadChange
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Yes, for good luck.

Sounds like you have all bases covered. Have fun!


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puffulufogous
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re: First Build tomorrow
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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TH03
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re: First Build tomorrow
make sure to build up a TON of static electricity and then try to shock the motherboard.


Mr Gardoki
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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?


Blitzed
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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.


HeadChange
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It is very easy actually


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SG_Geaux
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quote:

I asked about the product activation key and he said I shouldn't need it.


You will need a key at some point


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


TH03
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I would. It can be a big hassle without it


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puffulufogous
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I think u get a 30 day grace period. Buy or pirate it when you get some time or cash


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DoUrden
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Have fun my first build went fine but I was very nervous.


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Srbtiger06
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quote:

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


SLIC


Mr Gardoki
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What is slic?


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HMTVBrian2
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re: First Build tomorrow
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.


Mr Gardoki
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Last I saw Legos were pretty expensive so it probably isn't that different.


TunaTigers
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re: First Build tomorrow
Just finished a build last night, hardest part is also connecting the damn CPU cooler with a back plate.


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