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First Build - Just about to Hit the Power!

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July 3, 2011 9:05:23 AM


I've just finished building my first PC and i'm about to power up for the first time. Spec's are:

Case: Coolermaster Storm Enforcer
Fan: Coolermaster Megaflow 200mm
Processor: i5 2500k
Heatsink: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B
Thermal Paste: Arctic MX-4
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H
Memory: G-Skill 1600MHz (2 x 4Gb)
Graphics: ASUS 560 Ti 900MHz
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint 1Tb
SSD: Crucial M4 64Gb
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer Series 900W
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm going to be using this guide to help when i set up:

However it does not go over what i need to look for in BIOS when i first power up. Could you guys point out things i need to look for and any actions i may need to take to get my PC up and running.

And maybe some words of encoragement as i just know i'm going to balls it up somewhere. :D 


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July 3, 2011 2:32:39 PM

The first thing to is to change the boot order so you can install OS! Then enjoy your new powerful machine!
July 4, 2011 12:15:53 PM

Best answer selected by casualninja.
July 4, 2011 12:29:57 PM

be sure to select the M4 SSD as the OS drive (if thats what you bought it for).