Originally Posted by Byxorna
In a week, the final component I need will arrive and I'll be ready to assemble a computer for the first time in most of a decade. Two questions have come to mind that I'd like to figure out in advance rather than on the day of.
1. What's the proper way to test components while assembling? I can plug everything together and hope it fires up, but that leaves a lot of troubleshooting to do if something isn't working correctly.
1.Install the motherboard place it on the mounting screws or pegs provided inside the case.
2.install the cpu with a heatsink that comes with it
3.Install one stick of ram
4.Install the hard drive first.
5. check your connectors and psu switch wires on the board.
WIth the case panel open, hit the power button, it should bootup with no issues with those minimal components.
If everything checks out, install the next items and power it up to be sure the machine still boots up.
Learn that the hardway after building a socket 478 intel pc.
Then again I question till this day if the components were faulty. :/
Good luck with your build