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Building for the first time!

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Ok I'm breaking my building cherry. I'm also new to the forum. The stuff down below is what I'm getting. What I'm looking for is. The Do's and Don'ts of building a PC. I am a newb I'm wanna make sure this goes smooth. Plus any sugestions on the things I'm purchasing. I wanna make sure I'm not buying any crap. Thanks for all your help in advance
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 Evga 680i BFG 8800GTX CORSAIR XMS2 2GB DOMS 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Raptor X 150GB XP/VISTA Samsung 205BW Flat Panel COOLMAX CTG-850 
CaseMouse
Pratorian 730 Logitech G7 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 Evga 680i BFG 8800GTX CORSAIR XMS2 2GB DOMS 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Raptor X 150GB XP/VISTA Samsung 205BW Flat Panel COOLMAX CTG-850 
CaseMouse
Pratorian 730 Logitech G7 
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You bought awesome hardware. You will be very happy.
I <3 480's
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8600 ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo Evga GTX 480 4GB OCZ Platinum 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
x2 30GB Vertex SSD in RAID0, 120GB WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 19" Dell LCD Corsair TX750 
Case
Cheap Rosewill 
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I <3 480's
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8600 ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo Evga GTX 480 4GB OCZ Platinum 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
x2 30GB Vertex SSD in RAID0, 120GB WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 19" Dell LCD Corsair TX750 
Case
Cheap Rosewill 
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post #3 of 5
Buy an antistatic wrist band!!!
Buy an antistatic mat (Optional)
Sink test your components before you put them into the case (Ie, set up your components on a tabletop and connect everything up and test it before you put it in the case!!! That way you can RMA any faulty components and dont have the hassle of pulling things out of the case and possibly damaging other components!
Buy some arctic silver thermal compound (Only use a tiny ammount)
Protect and prolong the life of your investment with a good cooling solution. I suggest at least 2 case fans and a good CPU cooler.
When putting components in your case, install the power supply FIRST, and, (Making sure the wall socket is OFF) plug in the PSU to earth it and the case. DO NOT SWITCH THE PLUG ON! Only plug it in!
Only handle components by the edges, and only take them out of their retail packaging when you need to.
Dont force components into slots. You will only damage things.
Take your time. Ask on the forums if you get stuck or dont understand how to do something.
Space yourself out. Dont try and build the system in a corner. Make sure you have a good working area. But dont leave components lying around where they can get damaged/stood on!!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Centrino T2300 @ 1.83 GHz Intel GM945 Express Chipset Intel GMA950 2x1GB PC2-5300 667MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black USB External DVD/CDRW Windows XP Pro SP3 12.1" 1024x768 DVI 
PowerCaseMouse
4400mAh Li-ion (7+ hours on power saving profile) Carbon Fibre with Magnesium alloy roll cage IBM Trackpoint 
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Intel Centrino T2300 @ 1.83 GHz Intel GM945 Express Chipset Intel GMA950 2x1GB PC2-5300 667MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black USB External DVD/CDRW Windows XP Pro SP3 12.1" 1024x768 DVI 
PowerCaseMouse
4400mAh Li-ion (7+ hours on power saving profile) Carbon Fibre with Magnesium alloy roll cage IBM Trackpoint 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alk View Post
Buy an antistatic wrist band!!! <- I didn't do that.
Sink test your components before you put them into the case <- Didn't do that
I suggest at least 2 case fans and a good CPU cooler. <- Dodn't have 2
Only handle components by the edges, and only take them out of their retail packaging when you need to. <- Broke that rule
Dont force components into slots. You will only damage things. <- So that why my RAM is broken.
Hmmm I broke quite a few rules.
I <3 480's
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8600 ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo Evga GTX 480 4GB OCZ Platinum 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
x2 30GB Vertex SSD in RAID0, 120GB WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 19" Dell LCD Corsair TX750 
Case
Cheap Rosewill 
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I <3 480's
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8600 ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo Evga GTX 480 4GB OCZ Platinum 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
x2 30GB Vertex SSD in RAID0, 120GB WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 19" Dell LCD Corsair TX750 
Case
Cheap Rosewill 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by someone153 View Post
Hmmm I broke quite a few rules.
LOL
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Centrino T2300 @ 1.83 GHz Intel GM945 Express Chipset Intel GMA950 2x1GB PC2-5300 667MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black USB External DVD/CDRW Windows XP Pro SP3 12.1" 1024x768 DVI 
PowerCaseMouse
4400mAh Li-ion (7+ hours on power saving profile) Carbon Fibre with Magnesium alloy roll cage IBM Trackpoint 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Centrino T2300 @ 1.83 GHz Intel GM945 Express Chipset Intel GMA950 2x1GB PC2-5300 667MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black USB External DVD/CDRW Windows XP Pro SP3 12.1" 1024x768 DVI 
PowerCaseMouse
4400mAh Li-ion (7+ hours on power saving profile) Carbon Fibre with Magnesium alloy roll cage IBM Trackpoint 
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