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post #1 of 13
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here is what i got:

i5 3570k
Phanteks PH-TC14PE
crucial m4 128gb
seasonic 750 gold
thermaltake chaser mk-i

waiting for them to deliver:


windows8
dvdrw
GIGABYTE|GA-Z77X-UP4 TH Z77
8Gx2|GSKILL F3-1866C10D-16GAB

planning to get:

gtx 660 ti


I havnt built a computer before and i am totaly excited about finnaly putting it all togeather, but i do have some questions.

1. what do i do first, connect the motherboard to the case or do i mount the heatsink pieces first? heatsink plate to motherboard, then motherboard to case, then everything plugs into it or???

2. how do i get the newest firmware on my ssd?
3. do i need to do anything special to get it running well on windows 8? i remember reading somthing about ahci mode or somthing like that on windows 7?
4. how do i disable system restore and backup on win8 so it doesnt take up all the space,and are there other things i should turn on to optimize it?

5.will my power supply be sufficient to run the 660ti AND get a decent overclock on my cpu?
6. do i need to do anything special to get the ram working?
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post #2 of 13
For step 1, I think most people put everything together really quick and hook it up just to make sure everything works. I typically put the cpu and heatsink on the motherboard and then put it into the case. Then add everything else.

Your PSU should be plenty.

Not sure about any problems you could have with Windows 8.

Just google firmware update for your SSD
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post #3 of 13
Great! It's a lot of fun, and actually pretty easy once you get over the fear of breaking something.thumb.gif
1. I generally go cpu, ram, heatsink so that I have enough room at each stage to do the install.
2. Just go to their website, enter the ssd model, and follow the instructions.
3&4. There are lots of good tips in this article.
5 Should be fine
6 Just check the motherboard manufacturer's website for your motherboards compatibility list and install according to the motherboard manufacturer's instructions. Other RAM may work, but the ones they list have been tested.
Edited by Mainsil - 11/1/12 at 11:46am
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post #4 of 13
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update: got all the parts,except the videocard which im going to wait on. im still unsure wether i need to install the backplate first before anytihng else...oh and how do i negate static charges?
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex of the West View Post

update: got all the parts,except the videocard which im going to wait on. im still unsure wether i need to install the backplate first before anytihng else...oh and how do i negate static charges?
Google and Youtube are your friends when looking for how-to-do. I googled a couple of videos for you, You might want to look at these and a few others (there are lots) to familiarize your self with the process. Sometimes just seeing clears things up immensely. Generally putting a pc together is pretty easy:

Installing the cpu:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuGwPnWrpow
Installing the heatsink
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtcLZ8oYKGc

As for static electricity, I think the official answer is to use a grounding strap (a little wrist-band with wires that connect to a grounding source), etc. However, I don't follow this rule. As far as I can determine a lot of other people (if not most) don't follow it either. I usually just ground myself on something before starting and don't worry about it. So far I've been lucky.
Edited by Mainsil - 11/2/12 at 12:57pm
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post #6 of 13
I watched the newegg series on how to build computers.
Heres the link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
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post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
thanks a ton
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post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
anyway,its all set up,mostly... except my rear fan seems to be 3 pin and all the motherboard fan slots are 4 pin.so its just hanging out. I turned it on, and it asked to boot from a source,so i put in windwos and pressed a key,it seemed to be able to install windows up to a point untill my monitor started flashing its different options,hdmi,hdmi2,vga,then it says no signal and goes off. happens everytime i try to load windows. it never took me to the bios at all btw. any ideas?
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post #9 of 13
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also, it goes out of the bios options so fast i cant see them or access them,then my monitor goes rogue and stops functioning normaly.
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post #10 of 13
Since you can actually see the BIOS screen and the start of windows installation, it sounds like your video is working, could the cpu be overheating and shutting down?
Are all power connectors actually plugged into the motherboard? (This frequently gets me, check the motherboard instructions...).
Is the heatsink installed on the CPU according to the instructions (with thermal pad or thermal compound)?
Is the cpu heatsink fan is attached to the heatsink and plugged into the cpu fan header?
Does the cpu heatsink fan spins when you turn on the computer?

If all of those are yes, then it is probably not a thermal or electrical power problem and becomes a bit trickier to diagnose. I would then recommend that you post some questions in the motherboard specific forums on this website, or google around for instances of a similar experience with your motherboard and/or Windows 8.

As to getting into the BIOS, during the boot process it will likely have words to the effect "Hit [Key] to enter BIOS". In my case it is the delete key and I just hit the delete key over and over again until I get into the BIOS. Hitting it just once, has never worked for me.

You will get there, just keep plugging away.
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