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post #1 of 103
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Ok guys. I have never before built a PC. Have no idea about BIOS and all that so I am looking to you all everytime I hit a snag. I will tell you ahead of time that there will probably be many times, haha. Parts should be here early to mid week and I will get started as quick as I can. What is some advice you can give me or point me to for someone who has never attempted this? I would appreciate all info....

Below are the links to what I have ordered...

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138037

cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144

PS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194009

video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133188

ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146558

optical
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136103

sound card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102003

OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116169


I will take and add pics as they come in and I get going....I feel like I am in some foreign country trying to learn a different language when I consider what all I am going to have to do as far as setting up the BIOS and putting these things together....I pray it works!
ASUS G73 laptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOS
DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
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DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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post #2 of 103
If you're not planning to overclock yet, BIOS will almost always automatically adjust by itself to run everything on stock after u put everything together.

All you really have to do is install windows and install drivers

Do not be so worried
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 X58 ATI HD 4850 4GB (2 x 2GB) Mushkin DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial C300 RealSSD 64GB Windows 7 Ultimate 2x Hanns G 19W Corsair HX520 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred 
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My System
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Intel i7 950 Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 X58 ATI HD 4850 4GB (2 x 2GB) Mushkin DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial C300 RealSSD 64GB Windows 7 Ultimate 2x Hanns G 19W Corsair HX520 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred 
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post #3 of 103
Thread Starter 
Oh ok cool. I am not going to overclock until I have this thing up and running smoothly. I think I read somewhere that windows will have all the generic drivers I need initially, right? Then I can download the updated ones after I get system up and going?
ASUS G73 laptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOS
DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
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post #4 of 103
Yeah windows will have most of the drivers, and if not the rest should come in the mobo CD's and graphix card CD's ,etc that come with the stuff you bought.

And all the updated ones will be in the interweb!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 X58 ATI HD 4850 4GB (2 x 2GB) Mushkin DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial C300 RealSSD 64GB Windows 7 Ultimate 2x Hanns G 19W Corsair HX520 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 X58 ATI HD 4850 4GB (2 x 2GB) Mushkin DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial C300 RealSSD 64GB Windows 7 Ultimate 2x Hanns G 19W Corsair HX520 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred 
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post #5 of 103
That's a nice build you've got there. Just a heads up, get an aftermarket cooler like an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro if your going to be overclocking, because the stock Intel cooler is crap. Anyway, if you need help, everyone here will be more than happy to assist!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q9400 Yorkfield-6M @ 2.66Ghz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR Rev. 1.0 eVGA GTX460 SSC - 1024MB GDDR5 8GB (2x2GB) OCZ Gold DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 7200RPM Optiarc AD-5240S DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2 x 21.5" Acer S221HQLBD - Full HD LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 Corsair HX-750W Xigmatec Pantheon Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
CyberSnipa Aluminium Mouse Pad ASUS Xonar DX & M-Audio AV30 Mk2's 
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Core 2 Quad Q9400 Yorkfield-6M @ 2.66Ghz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR Rev. 1.0 eVGA GTX460 SSC - 1024MB GDDR5 8GB (2x2GB) OCZ Gold DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 7200RPM Optiarc AD-5240S DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2 x 21.5" Acer S221HQLBD - Full HD LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 Corsair HX-750W Xigmatec Pantheon Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
CyberSnipa Aluminium Mouse Pad ASUS Xonar DX & M-Audio AV30 Mk2's 
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post #6 of 103
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Will get a cooler probably the same time i buy my second stick of RAM. Question here, what are the chances of everything working when i recieve my order from newegg? I read alot about DOA's.....
ASUS G73 laptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOS
DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOS
DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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post #7 of 103
you read a lot about doa's because well people are complaining that thier stuff is dead. people whos stuff work dont really complain a lot.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
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post #8 of 103
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Quote:
Originally Posted by g8m3rtag View Post
you read a lot about doa's because well people are complaining that thier stuff is dead. people whos stuff work dont really complain a lot.

Very true, never looked at it that way!
ASUS G73 laptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOS
DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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ASUS G73 laptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOS
DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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post #9 of 103
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Well, finally today my stuff got shipped. Everythign except case says it should arrive wednesday. Case should arrive thursday. So, I guess thursday evening I will be busy taking care of everything and giving updates.
ASUS G73 laptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOS
DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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ASUS G73 laptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM(1.6GHz) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (1G GDDR5) 6GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOS
DVD Super Multi Windows 7 64 bit 
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post #10 of 103
awesome, hope it all goes together well.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
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