Are all the hard drives and the optical drive SATA? If so, all you do is plug in the drives and away you go. Just put the main system drive in the SATA2_0 plug and go backwards from there. The hard drives would be in SATA ports 0-3 and the DVD burner would go in one of the other slots. SATA really makes things easy. Just make sure the DVD burner is set as the first boot device in the BIOS before attempting to install the OS.