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Building first PC, need helps!

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December 28, 2011 1:38:45 PM

Hi, so at Friday I will build my first computer! The parts i've chosen is,

cpu: i5 2500k
cpufan: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 ( does this come with cooling paste or do i need to buy it seperatly??)
mb: ASUS sabertooth
gfx: ASUS 560ti
RAM: 8gig g skill ripjaws

components i already had:
chassi: cooler master stormsniper
psu: 620W
hdd
soundcard

I guess that's it.


Anyway my biggest fear is ending up looking at the mb, and having no idea of where to put all these billions of cords I have -_-.. What keeps me from putting the wrong cord into the wrong connection :[?

Should I screw the mb into the case first, and then connect stuff like cpu, cpu fan, gfx on it? Or the opposite?
Do I get enough screws? Or do i need to buy them seperate?
Do I need to remove the "heat shield" the asus sabertooth mb is wearing?

Guess this is all I can come up with atm, but feel free to give advice on anything! :hello: 

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December 29, 2011 6:03:43 PM

Hmm...The HSF comes with cooling paste, so you don't need to buy it separately

May I ask what brand PSU you have? If it's not a reliable PSU, it could fail and fry your whole computer...so you might want to buy another PSU.

You can go with a cheaper MoBo, something like this will work:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can do it either way, the outside build is done on the Newegg tutorial (bottom) and is recommended to see if all components work. I, however, would never do something like that because I'm afraid I'll snap one of the PCIe x16 slots off.

All the screws come with the case, so if you don't have screws from the last case...you're kinda out of luck.

You can watch these 3 videos made by newegg to get a better understanding of how to build a computer:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok

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