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post #1 of 18
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I have took my rig apart a couple of times in the past, however i plan on building a new rig in the future myself. My question is, does it matter the order i construct it? Like, is it easier to put the mobo in first, then work your way from there?
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post #2 of 18
I tend to put the the heatsink on the CPU BEFORE installing the mobo then putting it all in..
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post #3 of 18
U__U don't be a dummy like me. Put your HSF and CPU in BEFORE you bolt the board down.

LOL. Shoulda seen be trying to get the screws out.
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post #4 of 18
Nope.

But i do,

1. Cpu
2. Cpu cooler
3. Mobo
4. ram
5. gpu
6. psu
7. hdd
8. dvd/cd
9. hdd

lol
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post #5 of 18
everything installed outside and then moved to case
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post #6 of 18
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Thanks for that tip. Also, when should i put in the PSU?
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post #7 of 18
Depending on the case I work with, I usually put in the heavier parts first (PSU, DVD, HDD). However, that works alone if the case allows you to. Generally, I never had a problem putting in the PSU, but sometimes it's hard to mount the drives before putting the board in. The reason for putting the heavier stuff in first is because it's less harmful to drop a PSU in an empty case than to drop it on a motherboard.

Then, populate the motherboard with the CPU/Heatsink/FAN/RAM

Mount the board (don't forget the stand offs in the correct locations)

etc.
    
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post #8 of 18
I put the hard drives and PSU and all that in the case first.. then the mobo.. then i put the cpu and ram in.. then sound cards and graphic cards..
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post #9 of 18
I would say put in the PSU first, so you can route cables behind the mobo if need be. However, do yourself a favor and install the RAM and CPU / HSF in your mobo before you install it.
    
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post #10 of 18
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ok, im planning to get this case
http://www.directcanada.com/products...re=THERMALTAKE

is there anything i have to do before i put in the mobo? Like mounting the tray of whatever
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