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Hi everyone! I'm changster8260 and I hail from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently I'm in the process of building a new computer and hope that everyone forgives me as I'm new to the whole process. Thanks again and any information would be much appreciated!
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Intel Pentium D @ 2.8 GHZ Intel D975XBX nVidia Gefore 7800 GT 2 GB 
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Western Digital 500 GB Windows XP Pro SP2 Daewoo 17" Unknown. 
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Hi everyone! I'm changster8260 and I hail from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently I'm in the process of building a new computer and hope that everyone forgives me as I'm new to the whole process. Thanks again and any information would be much appreciated!
Hi changester,

All I can do is ask that you read the motherboard manual. Take your time and lay out the components are going to install. Think about how you're going to run the wiring and where everything is going to connect. In todays world, most of the connections are now color coded to some degree.

I usually installed the cpu and heatsink outside the case. Along with the ram. Ground yourself early and often. You don't want ESD (electro-static discharge) to cut your computing experience short. It won't hurt you except maybe the pocket book, but ESD will hurt the computer components.

The hardest thing to connect in my opinion is the case's wiring to the motherboard. They included the power switch, reset switch, speaker wire, hdd led, and power led. There may be more in your case, but perhaps not. Again they are probably color coded, but difficult to reach and plug in with my big fat fingers and poor eye sight.

Installing the video card, hard drive, and optical drive(s) can be completed in any order based on your case and the components you have purchased to install.

Double check all of the connections and make sure you connect the power supply to the proper locations as well. The cpu, video card and drives all need to get their power from the power supply (psu) to work. I know it sounds simple and it is, but one time I forgot to connect the 4-pin 12volt connection for the cpu. On start up, nothing. Only after carefull inspection did I notice my forgetfulness. It can and does happen, but just take your time. :-)

I can't say this enough. Read the manual, take your time and plan ahead. Oh and have fun, becuase that's why you/we build our own rigs...

I hope this helped, :-)
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Hi and welcome to the Forums...
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E8600 4545Mhz*9 w/1.29V DFI DK P45 XFX 8800 GS D9GKX & D9GMH 
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2x Seagate 160 Perp. RD-1 2x Asus Vista Premium Corsair HX 620 
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E8600 4545Mhz*9 w/1.29V DFI DK P45 XFX 8800 GS D9GKX & D9GMH 
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2x Seagate 160 Perp. RD-1 2x Asus Vista Premium Corsair HX 620 
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HI and WELCOME
Jump on in, the water is fine.
    
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Welcome to the forums! Enjoy your stay.
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Yeah the water is fine...wait, there is no water!? WTH! AHHH! I'm going to die *melts for somne reason*...

Anyways, now that I've throuoghly scared you, welcome.

Take you shoes off at the door.
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