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Hey again OC, back with more questions. I recently ordered a bunch of new computer stuff(pretty much a whole new pc) and I am going to build it on the 25th.
What precautions should I take to ensure that I don't fry/mishandle/break anything? I'll basically need to put the whole computer together from scratch.
My house has wood flooring to static shouldn't be too big of a problem, but that's all I know about...
What I bought(if this helps you guys at all):
AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3ghz Black Edition
AMSUNG Spinpoint 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) Dual Channel Memory
Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 450W Power Supply
Foxconn 720MX AM2+/AM2 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

budget build btw
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post #2 of 11
No magnetic tools. Make sure you touch something metal before handling parts. Don't bend the mobo pins.

That's about it. Computer parts aren't as sensitive as people make you believe.
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
No magnetic tools. Make sure you touch something metal before handling parts. Don't bend the mobo pins.

That's about it. Computer parts aren't as sensitive as people make you believe.
sounds good... any specific order I should assemble the PC in? i.e., cpu into mobo first, then ram, etc. etc. ?
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post #4 of 11
Make sure you use all the motherboard standoffs, and make sure they are screwed in properly. If not it could cause a short and your motherboard not work properly.

You will probably want to put your heatsink on your motherboard before you put it in the case. It might make things a little tougher, but easier in the long run. Ram, and graphics card can go in last. I would definitely say put the Heat sink in first.

But i would set it up on like a cardboard box to make sure that everything works first. Cause it would be upsetting to get it all in the case and then come to find that the mobo or something doesn't work. Then you have to start trouble shooting with it in the computer. After you know it all works and you get into bios you are good to go.

And be sure you follow what retro said about the static. Good Luck!
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post #5 of 11
I like to wear shoes when I'm building just to further reduce the potential for static. I also use the static wrist strap when taking the whole thing apart/doing a new build. And I find it easier to put everything on the mobo before mounting it in the case fwiw. Good luck with the build!
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I just wanted to add a couple things. First when you are applying the thermal compound for your cpu/cooler make sure not to put too much. Here is a good guide for using Arctic Silver http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._quad_wcap.pdf . Also I know one thing that helped me on my first builds was making a checklist that I could refer to during the build to make sure I didn't miss anything. Congrats on the new equipment and have fun with your new rig
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sturmangriff View Post
I just wanted to add a couple things. First when you are applying the thermal compound for your cpu/cooler make sure not to put too much. Here is a good guide for using Arctic Silver http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._quad_wcap.pdf . Also I know one thing that helped me on my first builds was making a checklist that I could refer to during the build to make sure I didn't miss anything. Congrats on the new equipment and have fun with your new rig
usual amd puts the thermal compound on the heatsink for you unless you bought an oem an seperate heatsink.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by loneranger View Post
usual amd puts the thermal compound on the heatsink for you unless you bought an oem an seperate heatsink.
that's another thing i was worried about, but the processor i bought came with a heatsink in the box(which i haven't opened yet)
thanks for the help guys, i will be building on the 25h so if i need any help i'll be sure to come back
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by loneranger View Post
usual amd puts the thermal compound on the heatsink for you unless you bought an oem an seperate heatsink.
Good point. Wow I actually forgot about that. I haven't used a stock cooler in so long...out of sight, out of mind I guess.
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post #10 of 11
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Ok... I THOUGHT I plugged everything in right... everything im using is in the original post with a 450watt power supply
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