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Originally Posted by sintricate;14607975 
Assemble rig
Install OS on stock BIOS settings
install drivers
OC
stress test
OC MORE! tongue.gif

This is what I also do smile.gif
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Go to sleep because it was past midnight.
    
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post #13 of 77
I've never actually built a full new machine at once. The PC I have now is basically an upgraded Alienware from ~2005 that started off with a 3Ghz Pentium 4 and an ATI Radeon x600XT. Not a single piece of that PC is still in my main machine.

However, when I get a part that justifies a rebuild (case/motherboard/whatever), I first configure everything in the BIOS to my liking (for instance, disabling speedstep/turbo -- no overclocking just yet). I then install the OS but use the newest drivers available (downloaded from another machine).

Once the OS is installed, I usually do a few things. Off the top of my head, these include disabling UAC, disabling the page file, and doing random UI tweaks like "un-pinning" everything and disabling the highlighting of newly installed programs in the start menu. I also install all of my usual applications (Steam, foobar2000, Chrome, Notepad++, Aptana Studio, etc) then restore backups of their data (game files for Steam, bookmarks/passwords for Chrome, etc).

Once the OS is back to the way I like it, I usually do some benchmarking (real-world and synthetic) to get an appreciation for how the new setup compares. I look into overclocking once I get a good feel for the new setup (performance comparison and testing hardware to make sure things work as they should).
Edited by tehmaggot - 8/16/11 at 6:10pm
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Install OS
Install Steam/games
Overclock
Stress test
Overclock
Stress test
Be sad that i cant to 9 ghz
then Overclock some more smile.gif
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post #15 of 77
Build rig (w/ awesome cable management)
Configure RAID 0 array(s)
Install OS
Remove all bloat crap windows 7 likes to add
Update all drivers / install mandatory stuff (steam, MSN, xfire, firefox, etc.)
Run 3DMark on all default bios settings
Set bios to part spec (usually RAM is way off)
Run 3DMark again
OC OC OC OC!!!

Then install ~300gb of games, and defrag like hell.
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post #16 of 77
I tend to assemble PC's and leave them in the corner forever.
post #17 of 77
Install OS. Install necessary apps to system disk. Game on; I have used a dedicated 1Tb Steam disk for awhile now and two dedicated 1Tb disks for media. Reformatting hasn't been a a chore in awhile, although my Steam disk is using 950Gb and my media disks are almost full too. frown.gif

Edit: Forgot, after OS install, I update BIOS after reading the improvements and deem if it's necessary. Then I OC the hell out of everything, then game on.
Edited by Segovax - 8/16/11 at 6:46pm
post #18 of 77
directly after im done building i usually take a short walk and stretch. I usually have ALL my parts in front of me and I assemble all at once. So my back is pretty sore afterwards. But then its checking BIOS for memory timings and that it is reading everything correctly. Then its on to installing OS motherboard drivers. Then installing drivers for everything else. Run OS and all hardware at stock setting for probably a week or so. Then on to tweaking and OC'ing. cool.gif
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post #19 of 77
I would suggest you run at stock for a week. Leave the PC on 24/7. Any issues you may have should show themselves in that time frame. Run some simple benchmarks to see whats going on. Run Hardware Monitor to check temps while surfing, gaming, encoding and to create a file to compare your future OC's

Once that week is over crank it up...
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post #20 of 77
Install OS.

Install drivers.

Install most used software from ninite.com.

OC.
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