Hi, so I finally got the last of the parts for my system, and I'm going to be putting this baby together as soon as I get out of work in a few hours. I'm very excited, but also nervous that I'm going to screw it all up! I've swapped out vid cards, replaced ram, even replaced a psu before....but never built one from the ground up. Does anyone have any suggestions/tips/warnings for a newbie? Any links to good guides and or videos would very very much appreciated!
Each build is different. That's where you motherboard manual comes in handy. It'll take you step by step in assembling most of your hardware.
You might save yourself some time and aggravation, if you connect your CPU/HSF, PSU, and power switch before mounting your motherboard in the case. Try to power on with just those items, and see if the system POSTs (you should hear the normal system beep). If you do, continue adding hardware.