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PC Building Useful links?

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January 6, 2012 5:02:07 AM

Hi guys. I've ordered all my parts today and will be building the PC next weekend. Is there any useful links you guys have regarding PC building (updated ones will be a great help! Oh another question: May post pictures of my finished build? What forum is best for it?

Anyway here's my build:

CPU: Intel Core i3 2120 3.3Ghz
MB: Asus P8H61 Pro (lol)
GPU: Gainward GTX 560 Ti Phantom
RAM: Corsair XMS3 1333Mhz 4Gb
HDD: Western Digital 500Gb SATA6
PSU: Antec HCG 620W
Optical :Sony 24x
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS7500 CU LED
Speakers: Divoom xForce 1H 5.1
Mouse & Keyboard: XGR Gaming Combo
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2012 10:37:34 AM

One of the best guides for how to build a pc can be found on youtube.

It was uploaded by newegg and comes in 3 parts.
Part 1 is picking components
Part 2 is building
Part 3 is installing software and drivers

The video's are quite long, but are very in depth and certainly helped me with my first build.

Here's a link for Part 2:
January 6, 2012 10:53:20 AM

Yes that is a great video, watched it myself, however, installing the components is not my issue. My only actual issue with the build is cable management. And they don't really touch that in that video.
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2012 1:14:10 PM

You will need to do the cable management. And it will probably take you two or three times to get it "right".

If your case has a bottom mounted PSU, you will probably need a CPU power extension cable.

Extension cables
January 6, 2012 2:31:52 PM

My case did come with a cpu extension cable, so im set.
January 13, 2012 1:57:53 AM

Best answer selected by Andre2807.