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Just got all my parts in for first build.
What order to I put the parts together in? Like do I build everything on the mobo then install the mobo into the case, and finally install the HD, PSU, etc.
OR
do I first install the mobo into the case, then install the parts onto it.
Thanks!
Also, do you guys have any tips or precautions i should take? anti static precautions?
im going to buy a anti static wrist band with a mat.
    
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Originally Posted by ninjaburrito View Post
Just got all my parts in for first build.
What order to I put the parts together in? Like do I build everything on the mobo then install the mobo into the case, and finally install the HD, PSU, etc.
OR
do I first install the mobo into the case, then install the parts onto it.
Thanks!
Also, do you guys have any tips or precautions i should take? anti static precautions?
im going to buy a anti static wrist band with a mat.
Honestly, don't go nuts purchasing things you don't need. Personally, a lot of people will emphasize that you need to protect all the parts with all that crap. Seriously just be careful when you start installing the stuff.

I have never used anti-static material to install my computer components...as long as you're careful the parts will be fine.

Well it sounds like you need a little advice on how to install the components.

Yes, the motherboard is the 1st thing you want to install inside your casing.
If you install it with components on it, then more likely you will eventually take the parts back off for installment issues.

(How I install):
*Make sure you install cpu properly onto the mb socket & apply the TIM correctly.
*Place the mb into your case and make sure you align all the screw holes accurately. DO NOT TIGHTEN THE SCREWS TOO MUCH! You don't want to crack the board.
*Then install whatever your cpu cooler is...I don't know what you're using -- Air or Water?
*Install your RAM
*Install the video card
*Install your psu, but don't connect the power connectors right away
*Install your hard drive, cd-rom, etc. into the slots on your case and secure them.
*Now, start connecting the psu connectors appropriately.

**After the install, just fire it up, see if everything works properly, and you're good to go.

*Edit*
Don't forget about the SATA cables and IDE connectors if you have them.
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I always put the PSU in first, you don't want to be fumbling that heavy thing around with other components already inside the case.

I then put the CPU with Cooler heatsink and then RAM into the Motherboard because it's easier while it's outside the Case.

Then I put the mobo inside the Case and hook up the wires to Motherboard that come from the front of the case.

Video Card, HDD and Optical drive can now go in. Keep it simple.
Here's a video with the HAF 922 installation:
YouTube- Build Your Own PC Tutorial + Bonus Review of Cooler Master HAF 922 Case_PART I
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YouTube- Build Your Own PC Tutorial + Bonus Review of Cooler Master HAF 922 Case_PART II
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I always put the PSU in first, you don't want to be fumbling that heavy thing around with other components already inside the case.

I then put the CPU with Cooler heatsink and then RAM into the Motherboard because it's easier while it's outside the Case.

Then I put the mobo inside the Case and hook up the wires to Motherboard that come from the front of the case.

Video Card, HDD and Optical drive can now go in. Keep it simple.
Here's a video with the HAF 922 installation:
YouTube- Build Your Own PC Tutorial + Bonus Review of Cooler Master HAF 922 Case_PART I

Part 2
YouTube- Build Your Own PC Tutorial + Bonus Review of Cooler Master HAF 922 Case_PART II

I would say put in the heatsink if you have a small, compact air cooler. But if it's a big thing, then I would not recommend this. Some cases have involved the weight of the heatsink bending the board and sometimes cracking it. That's why it's best to install the mb first, then install the heatsink.
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post #5 of 11
This was my order:

-Motherboard installed into case.
-CPU installed onto Motherboard.
-Waterblock/heatsink installed onto CPU (With TIM)
-(in my case I set up my loop for leaktesting)Plug all the case wires in (You wanna do this before the big stuff like GPU/PSU go in).
-Install PSU.
-Install GPU.
-Install RAM.


Obviously there is HDD and Optical drives but that's basically the order I took.
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Here is the order i put together PC's in

1. CPU and Heatsink in mother board (outside of case)
2. Standoffs, Hard drives, DVD drives into case (no cables attached yet)
3. Power supply into case putting only 2 screws in (route your cables for cable management. I put only 2 screws in just in case I route a cable through the hole behind the power supply for the front panel audio/usb)
4. Put mobo into case routing cables to wherever they need to go before completely tightening everything down
5. Video card and RAM onto motherboard
6. Connecting cables from harddrives/dvd drives to motherboard

During the whole process i am able to route cables for cable management without having to remove parts out of the case.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Arexniba View Post
I would say put in the heatsink if you have a small, compact air cooler. But if it's a big thing, then I would not recommend this. Some cases have involved the weight of the heatsink bending the board and sometimes cracking it. That's why it's best to install the mb first, then install the heatsink.
wouldn't laying the case down on it's side be easier to install the mobo w/ heatsink than to try to install the heatsink onto the motherboard while in the case?
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wouldn't laying the case down on it's side be easier to install the mobo w/ heatsink than to try to install the heatsink onto the motherboard while in the case?
Nope, I have done it many times. It's even 10x better if the case has an opening for the back of the mb where the cpu socket is. However, the OP hasn't explained what type of case he has.
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post #9 of 11
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hmm I have a big case so I planning on working inside the case (put mobo first)...however, before that I'll install the PSU because...well just because I want to and I've heard its easier...and i don't want to drop it later on....repped all
Edit: also whats a TIM?
Edited by ninjaburrito - 6/11/10 at 7:08pm
    
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TIM = Thermal Interface Material
Thermal paste that you use on your cpu for the cpu cooler.
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