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Old January 3, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Default build commences. with first pics!

first time doing this...

so far i have only installed the cpu and ram into the mobo, and the mobo into the case.
also put in the psu and optical drive.

now i need to figure out where to start with all the cabling...

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specs are:

haf 932 case
i7 950 cpu
asus rampage iii formula mobo
patriot viper 12gb ram 8-9-8-20
gtx 580 gpu
silverstone 1000w psu
120gb OCZ vertex 2 ssd
1tb wd caviar black hdd
corsair h70 cpu cooler
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Old January 3, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Very good, now just take your time with the cabling..essentials first then Sata is how I usually go about it.

Personally I find it easier to install my HSF on the CPU before I install the Mobo in the Case, in my TJ09 anyhow...
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Old January 4, 2011, 08:16 AM
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Yes its recomended to install the cpu cooler before installing the mobo
into your case

and next i also recomment the same as rjbarker does and allways double check the cabling before turning on your system.

Good luck and enjoy your new pc
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Old January 4, 2011, 10:55 AM
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You should really build the PC really quick just on/outside the boxes to make sure it posts to the bios to make sure everything is working a-ok, I've personally never done this but I would like to with my new build just incase, but I probably won't get around to it. But yea, maybe even run memtest while your at this stage to make sure your rams all good, I've experienced ALOT of odd and weird problems just because of faulty ram that can make you think crazy little aliens are running around in your computer. In all seriousness though, building the pc on a desk/workstation prior to putting in a case is the best option to do, I'm sure a couple people can vouch for that.
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