Wanted: Step by Step Guide for New System Install

Howdy,

I'm hoping some of you can point me in the right direction.

I just purchased $1500 worth of brand new hardware for my first ever system build. I'm tech savvy but by all means no expert when it comes to building.

Is there a good guide that will walk me through the hardware install and into the OS/Driver/Software install? I want to make sure I'm prepared before I receive the hardware as I know I'll want to dive right into it.

Thanks!
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  1. Really the best guide believe it or not is your motherboard manual. Most motherboard manuals offer very in-depth information on installing hardware.

    Also read this series of articles:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/building-pc,511.html
  2. I saw a magazine at Walmart today that has it laid out step by step. I forget the name but it is this months issue.
  3. I'll have to check that out.

    I agree with the mobo manual - I'll definitely be reading that. However, I'm a little scared of what to do once I am ready to boot the baby up...is there a good source that helps with the OS/Driver installation?
  4. roadrunner197069 said:
    I saw a magazine at Walmart today that has it laid out step by step. I forget the name but it is this months issue.


    its called the pc builders bible by pc gamer.

    also, look inside your current pc and used that as reference.

    i just build my first pc last week and it pretty easy. the only problem i had was the power for fans. the cable used for to connect the fans wasn't label clearly.

    don't sweat it. take your time.
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