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thank you all. hope this don't take very long.
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tbh wouldn't matter...just don't plug in the power to the mobo with the power on (suppose best to leave it off so you don't forget )
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post #13 of 19
1.) I'm not 100% sure, but sounds like a bad idea.
2.) Motherboard box is best but if it's dirty the table will be fine just make sure it's clean an has no residue of any kind on it. Do not lay it on the anti static bag.
3.) Let the screwdriver do the work an then when it won't do it anymore give it just a lil umf to get it tight not to much though just maybe a 1/4 turn.
4.) Don't clean the CPU or heatsink unless you have special cleaner for doing just that. If not don't touch the top of the CPU or the bottom of the heatsink they are made in a fully sterile environment so they are already clean.
5.) Make sure you ground yourself. I suggest doing it in the kitchen with bare feet an before you touch any part touch the case to discharge any static electricity built up on you this the most important part of building a PC aside from assembling it correctly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crunkosaur View Post
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3. apply TIM, press it on while shifting it around a little to get it to spread, then screw down using opposite corners, dont fully tighten one side before the others. let the screws do the work.
Shifting the heatsink around causes air bubbles. There's videos using a piece of plexiglass that show this. Best way to do it is pea size TIM an push the heatsink straight on, no wiggling. Air bubbles are heats best friend.
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post #15 of 19
I've assembled numerous PCs with nothing but this...



It is really quite easy, and I think a lot of people over think the whole assembly thing.
post #16 of 19
1) meh can't see an issue...apart from not dropping screws on your mobo
2) why not anti static bag? also (clean) box / table fine
3) yep, win
EDIT: + this
Quote:
Originally Posted by toddville393 View Post
Shifting the heatsink around causes air bubbles. There's videos using a piece of plexiglass that show this. Best way to do it is pea size TIM an push the heatsink straight on, no wiggling. Air bubbles are heats best friend.
just squidge and clamp / screw down
4) remove "stock" tim...or just to clean
5) just ground yourself before you start, personally I wouldn't worry (that's what rma is for )...if you're that paranoid do it nekked

+ what borg said...it's not hard!
Edited by Spacedinvader - 10/3/11 at 2:48pm
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post #17 of 19
To ground myself I installed my rig bare foot.
post #18 of 19
I remember my first time... it's like it was only yesterday (was actually about 8 years ago). Like the others have said, don't worry too much, just have fun.

I'd recommend not using magnetic screwdriver, place mobo on static free bag it came in, don't work on a carpet with socks (reducing static charge potential), 70% alcohol is just fine for cleaning, any clean rag is fine (just make sure to pick up any left over lint), use pea size dot for TIM (unless your heatsink has bare heatpipes at base, in which case I'd run a line perpendicular to them). Allow plenty of time to work. Don't get overworked by the details. Oh yeah and most importantly....


... have fun!!!

Good luck, let us know how it went!
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post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by jameschisholm View Post
To ground myself I installed my rig bare foot.
standing on a...?

soz this is going a bit OT...build that rig and give us pics!

edit: he's using a megahalem, do the line method mentioned above
Edited by Spacedinvader - 10/3/11 at 3:01pm
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