Drivers installation order? Gaming rig info included.

1) Ok I'm going to build a Gaming PC here's my part:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H70 Core Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($232.99 @ eCost)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($166.69 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair 800W ATX12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair CH-9000001-NA Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1737.58
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-26 15:14 EDT-0400)

2) After finishing the build you need to install drivers from the disc included, so which one first? Is this the right order?
1. Windows
2. Motherboard
3. Graphics Card

NOTE: I do realize the CD included with the graphics card is outdated, i'll go on the Internet and update as soon as possible.
-The drivers for the mobo on the internet is too complicated, I'm new so i'll stick with the CD included. If any of you know what to install please help, i have Windows 64 bit, here's the link:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_PROGEN3/#download

Thanks all :lol:
7 answers Last reply
More about drivers installation order gaming info included
  1. Wait i heard Windows install all the drivers needed for you, how would you know if it's missing something? Does it say the drivers it installed on-screen?
  2. It doesn't always install the most up-to-date drivers.

    The order is:
    1. MOBO drivers
    2. LAN Drivers
    3. Video Drivers
    4. Audio Drivers
  3. I don't think it's all that important. I'd do Windows and the mobo before anything else (you need Windows to install anything), but after that do whatever you like.
  4. So what do you guys think about my parts? Good?
    I think i'll just go with the CD included with mobo, it's confusing to download online
  5. Good, but the PSU is overkill for just one card.
  6. Get a Hyper 212 EVO for your cooler and an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 for your mobo, then get a 23" monitor with the extra cash.
    A decent 750W PSU would be plenty for two 670s, which are what you should be preparing for. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207015
    ...or this guy if you want to spend more for an 80+ Gold unit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264
    I know Rosewill isn't generally considered reputable when it comes to PSUs, but jonnyguru knows all: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=266
  7. If you download from the online site the drivers are updated
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product