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Old 06-26-2009, 10:44 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Got all the parts a couple days ago, just finished putting the parts together this afternoon before I had to go to work.

When I start up the machine for the first time, is it pretty straight forward? I read about the BIOS and such, anything I should know before I start?

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Old 06-27-2009, 02:26 AM   #32 (permalink)
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for installing drivers after os install use this order:
chipset, lan, go online and update windows, video card then all others in no particular order.

I would have the most current drivers from the manufactures website on a usb drive or cd.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:08 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Great, I'm going to rearrange some of the wires and cables since I'm not satisfied with the way I initially installed them (this being my first build and all).

All the components came with drivers and such on CDs so installation shouldn't be too difficult. A friend mentioned firmware, something about going online to get the latest for my mobo, etc...
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yes on the computer you are using now go online and download the newest chipset and lan drivers from the manufacturer. Put them on a usb stick or cd to use for installing on your new computer. Then go online and you can get the rest of the drivers with your computer after updating windows.
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Posting on my new machine, thanks guys
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Heh, pics, I don't know if you guys want to see the rat's nest inside my case.
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