Originally Posted by ninjaburrito
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.
do I first install the mobo into the case, then install the parts onto it.
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.
Don't forget about the SATA cables and IDE connectors if you have them.