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 : ForumAny one here like win8 besides me? ForumFirst time PC build - How does it look, what else do I need ForumBesides a drive failure what can kill a Raid 0 array ForumWhat can make a PC overheat ( besides thermal grease) ForumHardware Lock- Up , Nomatter what hardware . Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumIf all else is up to date, what is the slowest processor you need ? ForumWhat hardware is needed for a Linux Home Server? ForumFound new hardware sound-- but nothing else . Why? ForumAnything out there besides the Speck Lilo & Millenia ForumRecon3d pcie or buy somthing else instead ? ForumNew Build - Anyone else running this? Pointers? ForumAny Good MMO to play besides WoW ForumIs piracy really hurting the pc game industry or is it something else ? ForumI need someone else perspective on what to do ForumTom's Hardware Member System Gallery ForumAnyone else have fun like this? Forumwhats good about the 64bit OS besides the 4gb of ram?? ForumPCI compatibility question ForumAdvice on system build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !