What else besides the hardware is needed to get a build up and running Tags: New Build Hardware Systems Last response: September 17, 2012 1:59 AM in Systems Share houdinii September 17, 2012 12:07:13 AM so i picked out the case, mobo, cpu, ram, heatsink, gpu, psu, hdd, monitor. thats it for hardware right? then i got windows 7, and thermal compound. what else is needed besides pluging it all in and going on line for updated driver? and what needs drivers besides the graphics card and the motherboard. and if its all in stock does newegg ship all the stuff in one big box or in different boxes and should it all arrive on the same day or spread out over a few days. More about : hardware needed build running gar9 September 17, 2012 12:16:09 AM Strongly consider an SSD to install your OS on. gar9 September 17, 2012 12:18:07 AM Oh, also, Newegg ships from many different warehouses so they a lot of the parts will arrive in different boxes at various times/dates. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer g-unit1111 September 17, 2012 1:59:15 AM You really don't need to purchase extra thermal compound because your CPU fan should come with some. All the drivers are included with your products on CD. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Any one here like win8 besides me? Forum First time PC build - How does it look, what else do I need Forum Besides a drive failure what can kill a Raid 0 array Forum What can make a PC overheat ( besides thermal grease) Forum Hardware Lock- Up , Nomatter what hardware . Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forum If all else is up to date, what is the slowest processor you need ? Forum What hardware is needed for a Linux Home Server? Forum Found new hardware sound-- but nothing else . Why? Forum Anything out there besides the Speck Lilo & Millenia Forum Recon3d pcie or buy somthing else instead ? Forum New Build - Anyone else running this? Pointers? Forum Any Good MMO to play besides WoW Forum Is piracy really hurting the pc game industry or is it something else ? Forum I need someone else perspective on what to do Forum Tom's Hardware Member System Gallery Forum Anyone else have fun like this? Forum whats good about the 64bit OS besides the 4gb of ram?? Forum PCI compatibility question Forum Advice on system build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !