Originally Posted by CJ28-2k6
All right guys, good news. I will have the parts tomorrow, and will be building it. When doing so, anything specific you guys want pictures of? Or anything I should know going into it? Right off the bat, will I be able to plug it in using HDMI right away, or will I have to use one of those other cables? Thanks, I am STOKED!!!
Step 1: Check your ineventory list against all your parts.
Step 2: Secure all rebate information
Step 3: Check the area where your going to build. Don't do it with a glass of water sitting right in the middle of your area.
Step 4: Place the board on a flat surface, examine it, learn what all the features are on the board. Any questions post here before going any further
*Go to the store for a 6 pack, depending on the cpu cooler you have you might want a 12 pack*
Step 5: Remove your CPU, Artic silver, aftermarket cpu cooler and plug em in. Ensure your Artic silver is spread evenly and per instruction.
*Drink 2 beers one fast (17 seconds or less) second one slower (1 min)* Adjust this as necessary just dont break anything
Step 6: Install the cpu cooler
Step 8: Once that is done, and as long as your not seeing sideways (remember ONLY 2 beers!) take out your RAM. I know some AMD boards require certain slots to have the RAM to post and then add the other slots after first post. This will be in your motherboard book or else online
Step 9: Plug in your video cards.
Step 10: Secure all empty boxes from parts used and put them to the side. Take your tower and place it on your now clean area that should contain your mobo with parts installed. You should see pegs or something to that affect inside the case. There are screws that come with the tower (I think the tower is what they come with might be the mobo) use those to secure the board to the inside of your tower.
Step 11: Take out your power supply and make sure you understand what all the cables are supposed to go to. Mount your power supply into your case
Step 12: Remove your boot drive. Install your boot drive (dont worry about the other drive right now unless you only have 1)
Step 13: Commence hooking up your power supply to your video cards, board ect
Step 14: At this point I boot, cable management and all that I do after I get a positive boot and post into bios. Learn your bios and what settings are available if you are not sure post here
Step 15: Once you have a solid post, move your computer back to your work area. Turn off the power supply, unplug it from the wall, and using your static wrist guard start cabling to make it look neat and finished. (if you were only able to boot with some of your RAM now is the time to install the rest) Also install your other hard drive if you have one, get your OS out of the box. Now your pretty much onto the software side
Please post if you are not sure on something would hate to see something broken. ALSO do not forget you should have 4-10 beers left, after this is all done once you have your game going finish the beers