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Old 02-03-2005, 01:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First time builder here....

is it difficult to mount the processor and heatsink on a motherboard or should i look for a motherboard/processor combo?

also, how do you connect front usb ports on cases to the motherboard? Is soddering required? i dont suppose it be nice and simple clips or locks?
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Old 02-03-2005, 02:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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oh and i forgot, if i buy the processor separately, it says it comes with fan and heat sink, are they going to be ok or should i look into buying better ones?
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Usually you look into buying a different one if you plan on overclocking (making your processor run faster than it should).

I like motherboard and CPU combo's, but they ship the parts seperate in most cases. Putting your own CPU in is easy.

Make sure their the right socket, EX a socket 939 motherboard and a socket 939 CPU
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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VipeR,

On the USB,

Most cases come with wires you plug right onto the Motherboard.
The wires and the board should be labeled.

With all due respect, I think you need a little more guidance on building this thing. I would reccommend getting a book on the subject and brushing up. When I was starting out, a book that helped me (and I still sometimes refer to) was

Upgrading and Repairing PCs
by Scott Mueller, Craig Zacker

Here is a link:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...001599-6496142

Good Luck,
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Thanks for the link, i wanted a new version of that book.
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Old 02-04-2005, 01:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the idea bout a book, i went to my uncle and he gave me a book

maximum PC guide to building a dream pc

very informative on the actual buildign and set up of bios, but a bit lacking on choices for gaming, home use and office use ideas
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yup.....all that stuff's easy..just take your time.......mounting the processor and heatsynk usualy comes with a big ol' picture labeled poster too....
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All you have to do is line up the pins, drop it in, pull the lever down, and push the heatsink/fan combo on. The fan is alright but it is loud.
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thanks for all the info, my parts should all be here by the 9th so thatll be the day we see how well i can do this
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