I was looking at the manual for the mobo I will be getting (Asus p5w dh) and it says to mount the mobo in the case, then set the cpu and heatsink. I have the scythe ninja and regardless of that I read here that the CPU and heatsink should be mounted on the mobo BEFORE mounting the mobo in the case.
Considering the size of the Ninja what order should I put everything together?
Also, regaring the memory chips. I have 2x1gb modules and the manual didn't say which slots they go in. Do they go in slots 1 and 2, or 1 and 3?
It probably asks you to install the heatsink first because it has a mounting bracket attached to the back of the motherboard. You'd be hard pressed to get that thing on there after you've installed it.
I have heard of kids breaking their boards cause they screwed in the mobo first and then were trying to push the processor/heatsink/memory etc down on it too hard.
I usually install
2) heatsink-fan and/or Memory
I also install the Graphics card or any other PCI cards....leave them in for a couple of hrs and then pull them out. makes it easier later when you're installing the cards. opens up the slots a bit. just my experience.