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January 4, 2012 7:33:39 PM

Let me say, this was my first build and everything went very smoothly, here is a list of what I have built

Case: Coolermaster Storm Sniper
P/S: Corsair HX750
Motherboard: Asus p8z68 pro version 3
CPU: Intel I5 2500K
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50
Ram: G-skill 8 GB
SSD: Crucial M4 64 GB
GPU: MSI 560ti twin frozr
O/S: Windows 7 Ultimate

Still need to but an internal HDD

I finished the build on the weekend and powered it up, installed the operating system everything went as planned

Basically my question is

What should I do now, are there any drivers I need to install for these products, updates, etc etc??

I don't have access to the internet yet but this will come tonight

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
Mike

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2012 7:52:45 PM

off-course you should update. At least mobo's BIOS and Graphics drivers :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2012 11:06:33 PM

Yes! I assume you have windows 7? It's easier with windows 7 because it automatically tells you that you need to update drivers and stuff (little flag at the bottom right). But that shouldn't be your first thing, no, not at all...first thing is get an anti-virus. If you bought one, good, but you kinda wasted your money, you can get a great free one here:

Avast!
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
or, if you don't like that one, you can download AVG:
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
but not both at the same time...it'll make the protection actually worse.

After you're done installing your anti-virus, you can now update your drivers...the motherboard and videocard drivers:

Motherboard:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6...

gfx card:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

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January 6, 2012 5:32:35 AM

r0aringdrag0n said:
Yes! I assume you have windows 7? It's easier with windows 7 because it automatically tells you that you need to update drivers and stuff (little flag at the bottom right). But that shouldn't be your first thing, no, not at all...first thing is get an anti-virus. If you bought one, good, but you kinda wasted your money, you can get a great free one here:

Avast!
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
or, if you don't like that one, you can download AVG:
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
but not both at the same time...it'll make the protection actually worse.

After you're done installing your anti-virus, you can now update your drivers...the motherboard and videocard drivers:

Motherboard:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6...

gfx card:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


Thanks for the Reply

Yes I have Windows 7
I will get to this once I get my internet connection up and running
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2012 9:55:17 AM

Alright, good luck!
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2012 10:15:43 AM

I would do all the windows updates before you start updating everything else.
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a c 122 B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2012 1:20:18 PM

After building, I:
Install motherboard drivers.
Install video drivers.
Install printer drivers.

Before I go on line, I install firewall and anti-virus software. I use the free edition of ZoneAlarm and either FreeAVG or Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).

Then I go online and download all of the updates.

Do not go online without installing antivirus and firewall software.
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January 6, 2012 4:44:57 PM

something that i had to do that no one really mention before is set the ram speed in bios, my new build was stalling and i was very upset and found out it was the ram speed
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2012 5:56:25 PM

pairenoid said:
something that i had to do that no one really mention before is set the ram speed in bios, my new build was stalling and i was very upset and found out it was the ram speed

I'm not understanding what you're saying...If you bought DDR3 1333MHz RAM, overclocking it to 1600MHz won't make a difference...however, if you bought 1600 RAM and your motherboard only supports 1333 RAM, then you'll obviously have to underclock to even get the RAM to work efficiently...
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January 7, 2012 2:26:57 AM

r0aringdrag0n said:
Yes! I assume you have windows 7? It's easier with windows 7 because it automatically tells you that you need to update drivers and stuff (little flag at the bottom right). But that shouldn't be your first thing, no, not at all...first thing is get an anti-virus. If you bought one, good, but you kinda wasted your money, you can get a great free one here:

Avast!
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
or, if you don't like that one, you can download AVG:
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
but not both at the same time...it'll make the protection actually worse.

After you're done installing your anti-virus, you can now update your drivers...the motherboard and videocard drivers:

Motherboard:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6...

gfx card:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us



On Asus website under downloads it gives 27 updates for the Motherboard

Are all these necessary or do I pick and choose which ones to download, if so which ones do I download?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 7, 2012 10:12:58 AM

You should download them all, most of them works with USB 3.0 and stuff like that and audio...so I would download them all
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January 12, 2012 1:24:21 AM

So far so good, I have had internet access for the past few days and it looks like everything is up to date

One thing I am having problems with is my wireless connection, I have a D-Link DWA-131 USB Adapter
Basically when the computer goes to sleep it will reconnect upon awakening but when I shut it down for the night I have a hell of a time trying to get it to reconnect the next time I turn it on, its like the computer doesn't recognize the USB adapter and say no drivers are installed

Does anyone have a fix or has anyone ever come across this before

Thanks
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 9:42:35 AM

Maybe if you put the wireless adapter's program run thing into the start up folder?
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