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First time build startup question

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February 18, 2008 2:15:26 PM

Hello,

Waiting on my new components. Can anyone recommend a good guide for actually piecing the computer together? I googled and found a lot of different 'guides'. The all seem to vary and some are pretty vague while others offered detailed info. But some of the guides are for older processors/mobos.

Getting an AMD 5000 BE and Biostar TA 770 MOBO if that helps. I'm concerned with the order of putting things together and at what point you install windows, how to update drivers, etc.

Thanks for any help/feedback/or tips.
February 18, 2008 2:51:35 PM

1 - CPU/RAM onto motherboard
2 - motherboard onto motherboard tray in the case
3 - PSU into case
4 - Video card/PCI cards into slots
5 - Hard Disk/DVD drives into case.
6 - Wire everything up (motherboard, video card, drives, fans, etc.)

Search youtube for instructional vids on installs like this:
http://youtube.com/results?search_query=amd+cpu+install...
February 18, 2008 3:30:59 PM

I have found many useful articles on building computers for first timers. especially helpful were articles from PCmagazine, CPU magazine and Maximum PC.
Maximum PC's April issue has an article on the front page on building a 1500 dollar pc. I have used their articles in the past and they have been very helpful.
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February 18, 2008 3:47:12 PM

Noya said:

1 - CPU/RAM onto motherboard
2 - motherboard onto motherboard tray in the case
3 - PSU into case
4 - Video card/PCI cards into slots
5 - Hard Disk/DVD drives into case.
6 - Wire everything up (motherboard, video card, drives, fans, etc.)

Search youtube for instructional vids on installs like this:
http://youtube.com/results?search_query=amd+cpu+install...


Software - basically

1. OS
2. Motherboard drivers
3. Video drivers
4. All other device drivers
5. Load latest versions of firewall and antivirus of choice BEFORE you go online.
6. Go online and download and install all updates.

At this point, I image the boot partition of the harddrive so I do not need to all the above when it is time to rebuild the disk again.
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