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Is THIS a good guide for a first time system builder?

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Hi, ALL.

I'm about to build a computer for the first time and have been watching videos and reading guides on how to do so. I found a pretty good tutorial on this forum, but I'd like to hear your opinions about it.

Tutorial located here.

- Should I follow this guide?
- Is there a better tutorial on this forum?
- Is there a better video on the internet?

I'm trying not to analyze anything too hard, but it is going to be my first time building a computer, so I want to do it right?

Thanks in advance, everyone.
    
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I just skimmed over it, looks like it covers the necessities quite well.

Okay I noticed it doesn't mention anything about grounding. You want to work preferably on concrete or wood, avoid carpet+socks. You don't want to generate any static electricity which can kill components.

Some people recommend anti-static wrist straps, that you tether to a ground. I have never used one, basically if you just touch a metal stand, or something grounded, before you work you're good to go.

After you install your power supply, plug it into the wall (doesn't need to be turned on) then your whole case is grounded, so just touching your case will ground you.
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I just skimmed over it, looks like it covers the necessities quite well.

Okay I noticed it doesn't mention anything about grounding. You want to work preferably on concrete or wood, avoid carpet+socks. You don't want to generate any static electricity which can kill components.

Some people recommend anti-static wrist straps, that you tether to a ground. I have never used one, basically if you just touch a metal stand, or something grounded, before you work you're good to go.

After you install your power supply, plug it into the wall (doesn't need to be turned on) then your whole case is grounded, so just touching your case will ground you.
Wow! Really helpful information! Thanks so much!

Repped.
    
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First your system name made me realize I'm a dirty old man


Looks like you picked out some nice components for you system. You should be very happy with your perfomace. You have done your homework and shouldn't have any problems. If you do people here seem super helpful.

GL and enjoy.
    
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First your system name made me realize I'm a dirty old man


Looks like you picked out some nice components for you system. You should be very happy with your perfomace. You have done your homework and shouldn't have any problems. If you do people here seem super helpful.

GL and enjoy.
Hahaha @ your comment about my system name.

Thanks a lot for the compliments. I really appreciate it.

Yes, this forum is super amazing 'cause of the all the users that contribute. I really would not have been able to do it without it/them.

I'm just reading up on how to overclock now.
    
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