That's funny, I did the exact squence you described and I just read your email now lol. I loaded my 4890's drivers, the monitor's driver, sound, and then the DVD-RW drivers. I did some testing while I let it sit idling to get the thermal paste to set in. I loaded CPU-Z and the one (flying passed my mind) that looks at the temps of my system. Everything seemed fine except for the RAM timings, I have to change. It set it at 1.5v.
I havent loaded any games yet. Im still in "awe" mode lol.
Haha, hope you enjoy! This is the same machine that had that pesky devices not found message appearing, right? Speaking of first installs, I'd start with AVG free of course, then work my way to firefox to the important Office stuff. Ironically, I usually install games last, but I spend the most time playing with them!