I didnt know if this should be posted here or in the other forum about cooling, case mods, builds, etc. If i'm wrong, redirect me.
My first real build was a complete success! It took about 8 hours from start to finish just to get all the hardware installed and wired. I took plenty of time doing everything slowly, double checking my steps, taking breaks, stopped for munchie breaks here and there, etc. The manuals that came with the computer were very straight forward. I didn't have any problems at all.
I spent another 6 hours or so installing drivers, getting everything configured for use, etc., and let the pc run the whole next day. It seems super-stable. Here's what it looks like:
Gigabyte 7vt600-L mainboard
AMD XP2000+ processor
Stockfan and Heatsink
40gig Samsung 133 HardDrive
Asus cdrw 52x32x52
Sony 1.44 Floppy
2x 256mb DDR RAM 2100
ViewSonic e70b 17" monitor
RAIDMAX Aliencase w/7 total fans & 420watt psu
Xaber 4x/8x AGP 128mb card (Great card for 20 bucks)
Round IDE & FDD Cables (Blue)
It's a kewl computer. The mainboard was really easy to setup and i couldn't have asked for an easier ordeal. When i powered it up for the first time everything worked beautifully. It's super quiet too. Anyone who's gonna build for the first time, check out this board. It's super-easy to setup and comes with tons of utilities, manuals and diagrams if you choose to use them.
Today i start on building the 2nd machine in the house. This one is the amd 3000+ machine.