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December 28, 2012 10:29:36 PM

This is my first computer build, and I am unsure if which drivers my parts need. I want to install them off a flashdrive rather than of CD's. Here is my part list:

Also, please tell me how I did putting this computer together. Validation feels great :lol: 

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December 28, 2012 10:33:28 PM

Windows 7 or 8 may find your lan driver, the most important. Once online, windows can update any other device drivers that didn't install. Your list looks great if you can build it. First time builder?
December 28, 2012 10:36:13 PM

Yep its my first. I've finished building it, I just need to install windows and the drivers.

So, the drivers I need to install onto the flashdrive include:

Is there anything else I am missing?
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December 29, 2012 1:00:38 AM

No. Bios updates are optional. If you overclock, I would try the current bios first. Bios updates can sometimes change overclocking settings, making it harder.
December 29, 2012 1:03:58 AM

I see. So I only the only driver I need will be my video card and motherboard? Nothing for peripherals, HDD, SSD, or optical drive?

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a b ) Power supply
December 29, 2012 1:08:38 AM

Probably not. Windows 7 and 8 find most of your drivers. Check windows device manager and see which device drivers didn't install; they will have a mark next to them. Then use the motherboard cd or let windows search for the updated driver. The cd sometimes works best; I limit some of windows updates; found that they slowed down my system in explorer. But you may want to install them all. I like microsoft's security essentials software (free virus protection). I install all those updates and disable windows update.
December 29, 2012 1:14:24 AM

I like MSE too, it's super easy to use and updates often. It's much cleaner than avast aswell. Can you give me some insight on what updates not to get from windows? I want to keep my system free from generic windows drivers.
December 29, 2012 4:22:18 PM

Best answer selected by foshizz.