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Install OS. I do install the Motherboard drivers from CD, mostly so I have networking functionality then I let Windows Update get the rest. After all updates are complete I let the tweaking begin.
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Do you install your OS first or is there something else on your mind?
Yep... literally the first thing I do. Fire up a Linux liveCD to partition my drives, and then copy over my old Linux install. Then I install Windows, and then reboot and set up the boot loader in Linux.
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Do you begin by tweaking the BIOS to your liking or leave all that until later?
I do some mild tweaking, such as disabling onboard sound card, serial port and other ports I don't use, and set up RAM to factory settings, but I don't do any actual overclocking before I've set it all up.
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Do you use the drivers on the disc provided with the hardware or go straight to the manufacturers website?
Unless the network card isn't supported in Windows (it usually is since I try to aim for Intel network cards), I try to get them from the manufacturers site.
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Do you tweak anything specific once in the OS that you just can't live without, a special theme, remove unwanted bloat?
I always disable mouse acceleration - MarkC's mouse fix works best I've found out. I usually install WinRAR, but I've started to use 7Zip more and more here on the latest..
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Do you have to get that CPU overclocked before you bother with anything else?
Not before I've set my OS up completely.

For my desktop computer I usually install these on the first day (excluding drivers):
- Skype
- Visual Studio
- PuTTy + set up Pageant
- WinRAR or 7Zip (more and more often I use 7Zip because of the licensing issues with WinRAR)
- Audacity
- Different games (Steam + most commonly played games; CS:S and CS 1.6, WoW, Heroes of Newerth)
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Which Intel chipset to download from intel download centre? I don't know what chipset number, eg. 6,7,8??? I have an i5 2500k + p8p67 pro. A direct link would be great!! smile.gif)
post #54 of 77
#1: Run through BIOS and set everything to factory defaults (RAM timings/speed) set proper SATA config (RAID/ACHI etc) set proper boot order, remove splash screen, save that config to a slot if the mobo supports saving BIOS settings.

#2: In this order: Install OS, update completely (I have a Win 7 SP1 CD), run all the MS updates, install drivers, install virtualclonedrive, create a restore point, lastly install AV software then clone this drive or create an image of the complete clean install.

#3: Baseline check with OCCT

#4: Start with the oveclocking.

#5: Complete overclocking with stress testing etc.

#6: Roll back to image or re-install OS, install apps, games etc.

#7: Clone or image this completed setup.

Imaging or cloning the clean install helps if an unstable overclock borks or mutates the OS. I wait till everything is done to install apps/games. If I'm feeling really paranoid, I may re-install or restore from image the OS so I know it's clean and undamaged (by the OC tuning) before installing games/apps
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Which Intel chipset to download from intel download centre? I don't know what chipset number, eg. 6,7,8??? I have an i5 2500k + p8p67 pro. A direct link would be great!! smile.gif)
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1.) Install OS
2.) Install AV of choice
3.) Copy over all overclocking/monitoring sw
4.) research/Overclock/tweak
5.) Days later when done with #4 I benchmark and continue to tweak
6.) Eventually get around to using the pc for "stuff" lol
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Install most used software from ninite.com.

+REP for that WOW! That's impressive
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ok sorted out intel chipset driver thank god. now im stuck with the intel raipd storage technology driver. what is this needed for exactly, the SSD, the sata hub?? also there are 4 different files for the intel rapid storage technology driver, which one do i use?

edit: ok im assuming this is the one to download;

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2101&DwnldID=20215&lang=eng&iid=dc_rss

is this the correct driver?
Edited by merwan - 9/14/11 at 9:55am
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Build it ...... Enjoy it.
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Make sweet love to it all night long.
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