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Need some help with the first time in building a complete PC

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March 19, 2014 5:24:10 AM

Hello to everyone of the community,

After finally get all stuffs in hands and finished read all manuals I got some doubts that I would like to solve with the help of community. The hardware:

Core i5-4670K
Zalman 2 Ball Cooler Led
EVGA GTX 770 ACX
Asus Maximus VI Hero
2 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1,25V 1600Mhz
SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB
HD Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Seasonic X Series 650W
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

The first doubts became after read all contents of the EVGA card. There is a important notice that says: "Before installing the EVGA GeForce GTX 700 Series graphic card, it's recommended to update your motherboard BIOS to the latest version". In the user's guide there is another red note: "If your motherboard has integrated or onboard video, you may need to disable it first, please contact your system or motherboard manufacturer for additional information". After read this I'm thinking that the first boot should be without the EVGA card installed and after update BIOS and disable the integrated video install the card, is it right? The second doubt became after read in the session Graphics Cards Requiring Additional Power of the user's guide: "If your card is equipped with a supplemental power adapter, it's required that it be connected at the first time of installation. This supplemental power adapters ensures that your graphics card receives the necessary power that will allow it to function at optimal performance levels." The card became with one 6pin cable adapter and one 8pin cable adapter but it seems that this adapters are useless, once the Seasonic got 6pin and 8pin in the outputs that can directly be connected in the card. Should I power the card directly or use this adapters? Excuse my ignorance if this are simple questions. For now I would like to ask only this, but if anyone can provide-me some tips and directions to help building this system without damage anything I will be very grateful. Certainly many doubts will surge, like first boot in a SSD, etc. Thanks to everyone.

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March 19, 2014 6:37:28 AM

Hello and Congrats on your new first build!

Here`s some info for you regarding your SSD: http://www.overclock.net/t/1133897/windows-7-ssd-tweaki...

As for the GPU part, boot up your PC without the GPU in, and remember to set your SSD to AHCI mode in Bios the 1`st time you boot.
Once you do this, upgrade your motherboard bios (you can look for other tutorials for this on the internet): http://www.ehow.com/how_5175521_flash-new-bios.html

Once your Bios is up-to-date, shut your PC down, plug in the PSU using only the cables from the PSU. Most likely your adapters are for older PSU`s that don`t have all the neccesary connectors.

Once your PSU is placed on the mobo, and connected to the PSU, start your PC, go in Bios and disable the integrated graphics.
The location of this setting depends on your motherboard`s bios, and I cannot give you the exact location of this.

Hope this helped, and come back with an update on your fix.
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March 19, 2014 10:15:20 AM

Thanks for your attention dude. I'm gonna check the links and them send some news. I'll start the build tomorrow...
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