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Are these the correct steps in building a PC?

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I've asked this before, but i came up with this list and really want to know if i have it down

Steps

1.Install stand offs in the case
2.Make sure you’re grounded.
3.Install RAM, CPU and HSF while mobo is outside of case
4.Put mobo in and screw it in to place
5.Put power supply in
6.Put components in(optical drives, harddrives etc.
7.Put GPU in
8.Wire everything
9.???
10.Profit?
post #2 of 24
Sounds about right.
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Is there any preference to what should be wired first? Like power button and hdd led light first and then other things?
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Is there any preference to what should be wired first? Like power button and hdd led light first and then other things?
Not really just have at it and be careful not to bend the pins -- CPU or other
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the case power buttons for reset, on/off, etc. might be better off if you hook them up while mobo is outside case. the labels are often uber tiny.
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Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post
the case power buttons for reset, on/off, etc. might be better off if you hook them up while mobo is outside case. the labels are often uber tiny.
So you're saying leave the psu out too and hook it up partially and then put them both in?
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Originally Posted by venomblade View Post
I've asked this before, but i came up with this list and really want to know if i have it down

Steps

1.Install stand offs in the case
2.Make sure you’re grounded.
3. Put mobo in and screw it in to place
4.Put components in(optical drives, harddrives etc.)
5.Install RAM, CPU and HSF while mobo is inside of case
6.Put power supply in
7.Put GPU in
8.Wire everything
9.Power it up and install software
10. Profit?
this is how I do it
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how about the io shield , last time i forgot that, had to take out everything and install again XD
    
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post #9 of 24
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how about the io shield , last time i forgot that, had to take out everything and install again XD
So what do you do exactly? Put the io shield on once you've put the mobo in?
post #10 of 24
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So what do you do exactly? Put the io shield on once you've put the mobo in?
just pop it in, before doing anything.you want to pop it in BEFORE putting in the motherboard. it should be a 1st step also
    
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