First time to build a system.

I have bought most of the system's components.

What do you recommend on how to install the system?

Here is what is in my mind.
- Install the case fans to the case.
- Install the power supply to the case.
- Install the CPU to the motherboard and avoid touching the pins of the motherboard or the CPU.
- Install the RAM DIMMs to the motherboard.
- Install the huge air coolers mounting kit to the motherboard
- Install the motherboard on the case.
- Install the huge air cooler and its fans to the motherboard in the case.
- Install the graphics cards.
- Install the HDDs.
- Install the SSDs.
- Install the DVD-RW.
- Connect the power supply cables (I do not know the recommended sequence)
- Connect the external peripherals (keyboard, mouse, headset .... etc)
- Bootup and wish that it runs successfully :D.

Also , I was wondering if i need to have the anti static mat and the anti static wrist wrap.
And If i can't get those , What actions can i do to avoid damaging my computer components?

Your help is appreciated :)
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  1. you do not need an anti static mat/ wrist wrap

    just touch the computer case often.

    when you install the CPU, you can take precaution and use the heatsink that they give you to test if the parts are running.

    it is optional but many people do it just in case

    after you install the mobo into the case and if you have a modular PSU, you can just connect the wires to the mobo and install the PSU later to tidy up the cable management.

    install the SSD only first when you install OS to keep everything on the SSD, install the HDD after you finish all the updates
  2. boulbox said:
    you do not need an anti static mat/ wrist wrap

    just touch the computer case often.

    when you install the CPU, you can take precaution and use the heatsink that they give you to test if the parts are running.

    it is optional but many people do it just in case

    after you install the mobo into the case and if you have a modular PSU, you can just connect the wires to the mobo and install the PSU later to tidy up the cable management.

    install the SSD only first when you install OS to keep everything on the SSD, install the HDD after you finish all the updates

    They did not include a heatsink with the processor.
    Some of the case is plastic , will it do if i walk on the ground barefooted ?
  3. My suggestions:
    1) download now, the motherboard and case manuals.
    Read them cover to cover before parts arrive.


    2) Buy a #2 magnetic tip phillips head for assembly.
    It is invaluable for getting screws into tight places. Just be careful.
    The magnetism is just strong enough to hold a screw.
    Just keep it away from parts.


    3) Assemble the cpu, cooler, ram etc outside the case first to check that all parts work.
    If your motherboard does not have a pwr button, a momentary touch of the two motherboard PWR pins will get things started.
    If you post and can see the bios, you are good and can then put the parts into the case. Leave the case covers off initially.
    You may want to do some cable rearrangement or ...


    4) Verify that the sata mode is AHCI before you load the os.
    Put the SSD on one of the 6gb sata ports. Other devices don't matter.
    After loading the os, install all of the ddrivers that come with the motherboard cd.

    5) Do not update the bios unless you have a problem that needs fixing. A failed update can brick your motherboard.
  4. geofelt said:
    My suggestions:
    1) download now, the motherboard and case manuals.
    Read them cover to cover before parts arrive.


    2) Buy a #2 magnetic tip phillips head for assembly.
    It is invaluable for getting screws into tight places. Just be careful.
    The magnetism is just strong enough to hold a screw.
    Just keep it away from parts.


    3) Assemble the cpu, cooler, ram etc outside the case first to check that all parts work.
    If your motherboard does not have a pwr button, a momentary touch of the two motherboard PWR pins will get things started.
    If you post and can see the bios, you are good and can then put the parts into the case. Leave the case covers off initially.
    You may want to do some cable rearrangement or ...


    4) Verify that the sata mode is AHCI before you load the os.
    Put the SSD on one of the 6gb sata ports. Other devices don't matter.
    After loading the os, install all of the ddrivers that come with the motherboard cd.

    5) Do not update the bios unless you have a problem that needs fixing. A failed update can brick your motherboard.


    Do you have any advices about the ESD stuff ?
  5. Dropz said:
    Do you have any advices about the ESD stuff ?


    I do not bother with a antistatic wrist band.

    Just be careful, particularly if you are in a dry climate where static is common.
    If you just touch the case before you install anything, you will dissipate any static buildup.
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