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Old December 19, 2011, 01:44 PM
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I am completely noob at building computers so what in order should I do after I plug everything in?

2.graphic card drivers

This might be a really noob question tho.
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Old December 19, 2011, 01:52 PM
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Once everything is assembled and your computer posts when you turn it on, the first thing is to install your OS. Then you install all your drivers starting with your motherboard.

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Old December 19, 2011, 02:21 PM
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If you are using Win7, you will be able to go on the web without installing any driver. I strongly recomend to go on your manufacturer site to get the latest driver and if you can ( like you GPU ) go on ATI on Nvidia site instead of the card brand site. Brand driver are usually full of crap and pub while Nvidia and ATI direct driver are just clean driver.
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Old December 19, 2011, 03:14 PM
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1. Install the OS
2. Make sure you set up your Wifi (Optional - If you don't have LAN Cable)
3. Download Graphic Drivers from Manufacturer Website AMD - (AMD Graphics Drivers & Software) or nVidia - (Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers)
4. Restart PC
5. Install Sound Drivers (If you have additional Sound Card)
6. Install Webcam Drivers (Optional - If you have it)
7. Install Keyboard & Mouse Drivers (If You have a customizable Keyboard or Mouse)
8. Restart PC
9. Do Windows Update (Type in 'Windows Update' in Start menu)
10. Restart PC
11. Do Windows Update Again - To make sure you got everything
12. Restart PC

That should be everything unless you want to list all your components for a more in-depth guide

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