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Old 10-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First time I am building my desktop, so I need a lot of guidance here... What order should I assemble these in? Should I toggle TPU to overclock before or after I setup my computer and install the OS? Also, will I have to buy my own assembly tools kit or will they most likely be boxed in with the purchases? Do I need special things such as thermal paste and such?

My parts list:
ASUS VH242H 23.6” Monitor
Cooler Master HAF X Blue Edition Chassis
Corsair HX750W PSU
Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Megaflow 200mm Fan (optional top chassis fan)
NZXT Sentry-2 Fan Controller (5.25" drive bay)
ASUS P8Z77 Deluxe Motherboard
Intel i7-3770K CPU
EVGA GeForce GTX 680SC Video Card
ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sound Card
Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD
Samsung 830 256GB SSD
ASUS 24X DVD-DRW (5.25" drive bay)
AFT PRO-55U Card Reader (5.25" drive bay)
LED lights and other peripherals

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I watched this to learn how, Youtube has everything you need xd. Thermal paste will probally come preapplied on the corsair h100 if not you always get arctic silver 5 thermal paste for 6 dollars. Assembly kit? All you need is a static wristband or keep touching a metal service and a phillips screw driver basically If buying from newegg they will all be in their orginal packaging in like 1-5 boxes since you bought alot of stuff

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You're using some high-end equpiment for your first build. Don't screw up. Water cooling isnt for the faint of heart.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Corsair H coolers are closed loops so you can't mess them up really.

Everything you need will come with your parts except for thermal paste and a screw driver. You don't even need a static band. Don't even try overclocking until you have everything installed and have ensured it all works right.
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