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LSU Coyote
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re: First Build tomorrow

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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

With nice cotton socks on also.


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Blitzed
Member since Oct 2009
14704 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
Look like the hardest part to my build would be adding the thermal paste to put in the cooler master. Which thermal and cooler dont make sense to me, but whateves, just be a solid computer and idc.


Mr Gardoki
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re: First Build tomorrow
I actually will be on carpet but I'm going to be careful about shock.


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bluebarracuda
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Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
Just put a pea sized dot in the middle of the CPU and then secure the cooler down.


dcrews
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Member since Feb 2011
10281 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
A screwdriver with interchangeable heads (tee hee) is a must.

Maybe a small flash light if the place you're putting it together doesn't have sufficient lighting.

I agree with the poster that said take one component out at a time as not to get things mixed up.

Lastly, make sure you hook the wire coming from you power button on your case into your mobo...Not saying it happened to me, but happened to a friend


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Blitzed
Member since Oct 2009
14704 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
The vid i saw had the guy spreading it out with a screwdriver. Said that if you do just a dot and then put it on then you notice often when you pull it off the paste did spread out all the way.


vegas-tiger
LSU Fan
NV desert
Member since Dec 2003
1846 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
Take power supply out of box, lay cables out straight, and place something heavy on the cables. The "bends" in the cables are a PITA, this may help with cabling frustration at the end of the build. GL.

ETA: Keep the parts boxes for as long as the warranties last. I keep all of mine, in the case box.

Someone posted on here a while back about using a "laptop code" for win 7. On the bottom of laptop there should be an OEM number. Type in that OEM number for win 7 registration. I have not done this myself, so I don't know if it works first hand. But it should be fine.
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bluebarracuda
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: First Build tomorrow
Thats a terrible idea with a screwdriver.

I'll try to find the video that explains all this very well.


Blitzed
Member since Oct 2009
14704 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
I donno it was a flat head he doused in rubbing alcohol to get it clean and then spread it perfectly.


stout
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Member since Sep 2006
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re: First Build tomorrow
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I donno it was a flat head he doused in rubbing alcohol to get it clean and then spread it perfectly.



If you feel you must spread it out use a plastic bag from some of the parts packaging and your finger but like Blue said it's best to put a dot in the center.
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Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Apr 2010
22134 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
I ordered windows because I doubt my disc will work. If it does work I will just return windows.


Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Apr 2010
22134 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
The build is about to start. My last question is at what point do I become an official master race member? First post? First os install? Closure of the case? First game?


DoUrden
Tennessee Fan
Limbo
Member since Oct 2011
12353 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
First successful power up to the desktop screen, imo.



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Blitzed
Member since Oct 2009
14704 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
So jelly. Waiting on my last part. Chase flagged it as possible fraud and set me back.


jefforize
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Summoner's Rift
Member since Feb 2008
22615 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
fo real?


Blitzed
Member since Oct 2009
14704 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
It says it is in my town, but no delivery until the 4th.


stout
Arizona Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Sep 2006
125565 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
What was it? If a minor part go to a store and grab one.


Blitzed
Member since Oct 2009
14704 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
Video card i believe. But i just got word i have recieved a package.


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bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7973 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
Make sure you download all the latest video card and mobo drivers


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Doosh606
LSU Fan
The DC
Member since Apr 2008
2116 posts

re: First Build tomorrow
Actually just finished my second one, have fun


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