Hi there, any help on this would be really appreciated.
I ordered my new PC build a few days ago and it should be coming tomorrow.
I just have a couple questions before i start putting the components together.
The first one is in regards to the dangers of static electricity on computer components, and the second one is about the order in which to install/update OS, drivers, BIOS, etc.
1. What sort of precautions would you guys suggest to avoid damaging my components with static electricity? Ive been told to touch the metal part of the case every so often, however some people say the power supply should be inserted into the case then plugged into the wall socket (but switched off) and some people say it just shouldn't be plugged into the wall at all. Not sure which is right?
2. Once everything is put together where do i start in regards to installing software? I am going to be using Windows 7 RC (i pressume i put this on DVD). But before i install the OS, ive been told that i have to update the BIOS and install motherboard drivers. How do i do any of this without an OS? I'm just really confused as to what order i install software once the PC is put together.
Again i would very much appreciate any help on this.