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I'm going to start building my very first from the ground up system tomorrow, and I would like to know which guides to watch/read. I've read a lot of Overclocking guides but have found I tried to run without first walking, as I need to build the system first without accidentally destroying it. So please let me know which specific parts of my User Manuals I should read (For instance I didn't know there's recommended DIMM slots to use), and which guides online I should Watch/Read. I'm not even sure where to get started, and as you can probably tell I'm nervous about doing this, especially after spending way to much money. I'm going to read all the guides I can before UPS arrives so I'm ready, and will keep my Laptop next to me, reading it as I progress further.

I will be using an SSD boot drive with a 1TB HDD for storage if that makes a difference on what I should read. Aside from that it's a standard Asus V-Pro Mobo with a 2500k CPU. Once UPS arrives I'll try to remember to take pictures, as I'll probably be as giddy as an Asian school girl, so please don't hold it against me if I don't. I appreciate everyone's help, and this site has been very informative.

Everything you guys should need to know is located in my Sig-Rig.
Edited by InfamousLegend - 8/1/11 at 2:30am
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This might help -http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...es-owners.html

should give you a idea of the features your motherboard has and some overclocking tips
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Im more concerned about the actual building process of the computer, basically guides on how to properly do it and any tips or tricks to make it easier.
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Then come talk with us in the P8P67/P8Z68 Series Owners Club thread. We'll be with you every step of the way!
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My good friend Two Cables, I will actually do that. Im not sure if they deliver sooner in the day for next day shipping than they would normal shipping, but if they show up at their usual time, it should be anywhere from 4pm-6pm PST (-8 time zone number)
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My good friend Two Cables, I will actually do that. Im not sure if they deliver sooner in the day for next day shipping than they would normal shipping, but if they show up at their usual time, it should be anywhere from 4pm-6pm PST (-8 time zone number)
They should show up earlier because they organize the shipments in the truck by priority. So it could be delivered in between 6 am and noon (like say 9 or 10 am or something).

FedEx does this too.

So by the time they start delivering Ground shipments off their truck, that's all they have left.
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Not very useful information, but don't forget to touch the case before touching the motherboard. Also, do not forget the thermal paste. This is a link for Arctic Silver 5 http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_ap...n_method.html#. It is not necessary, but many people worry anyways about the way to apply the paste...
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Not very useful information, but don't forget to touch the case before touching the motherboard. Also, do not forget the thermal paste. This is a link for Arctic Silver 5 http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_ap...n_method.html#. It is not necessary, but many people worry anyways about the way to apply the paste...
Touching the case to get grounded can only work if the case is grounded. To ground the case, the PSU must be installed and plugged into a grounded outlet. Of course, the PSU itself must be turned off for safety.
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Well I hope your right Two Cables, that just gives me more time to have fun because I leave back to work at 2A.M. Tuesday morning. Have to fly out of Sacramento Airport back to north Dakota for.

I did purchase thermal paste, MX-4 is the name I believe. I hope I chose a decent paste, anyone have good or bad things to say about it? Now why does it matter how it's applied so long as the proper amount makes it onto the chip, I don't see what the differences are.

Thank you for that grounding information Two Cables, as I wasn't aware of having to install the PSU and plug it in. Once I actually get everything in the case, but not plugged in, it's safe to unground yourself right?

Sorry about grammar, Android has a horrible spell check, so I'm back on my laptop now.
Edited by InfamousLegend - 8/1/11 at 4:50am
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Well I hope your right Two Cables, that just gives me more time to have fun because I leave back to work at 2A.M. Tuesday morning. Have to fly out of Sacramento Airport back to north Dakota for.
If they didn't prioritize like that, then they wouldn't be as efficient and as fast as they are with each shipment type.


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I did purchase thermal paste, MX-4 is the name I believe. I hope I chose a decent paste, anyone have good or bad things to say about it?
I have only heard very good things about it! I think you made a very good choice.


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Thank you for that grounding information Two Cables, as I wasn't aware of having to install the PSU and plug it in. Once I actually get everything in the case, but not plugged in, it's safe to unground yourself right?
As long as you touch some grounded metal once every couple of minutes or so, then you'll always remain grounded. Well, that's provided that you're not working on carpet in your shoes and socks (or even just socks), and you're not wearing clothing that generates static easily.

Although, as long as you mostly hold every PCB by its edges, everything will be fine.


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Sorry about grammar, Android has a horrible spell check, so I'm back on my laptop now.
Nah, that stuff doesn't phase me.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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