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My guide to building an amd rig

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Last week me and a couple mates built my computer amd spec and i thought i would outline some of the main problema we ran into when we built it.

Firsto of all i thought the main issue would be putting the cpu into the motherboard. This was however the easiest part of the whole build. the ZIF socket that was on my motherboard made fitting the processor well easy. I just ligned it up with the triangle markings on the cpu and on the soket and it just literally fell into place. pulled down the leaver and it was in.

Probably the hardest part of the build was installing the amd stock cooler. It involves attatching clips to brackets on the socket. We found that this requires a hell of alot of force and at first i was scared i would damage the mobo. In the end i just pushed down with all my weight and it clipped into place. Aslong as the heat sink is being pushed down directly on the cpu and not leaning or placed uneavenly applying this much pressure should be fine.

I also found that installing the ram cpu and cooler before putting the mobo into the case made it much easier.

hope that helps anyone thinkling of building an amd rig. Obviosuly the things i have outlined may vary depending on components. The ones i used are below.
If anyone has any questions ask away!!!
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western digital 120gb xp pro DELL!!!! 21" saitek gaming 
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You think it's hard putting on the stock cooler? Get a BT and try to get your fingers into that spot...better yet...try to put in a big typhoon without removing any componants from your computer. My fiance had to help put my brother's in because our hands are too big....that was odd.....
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yea my mate installed the big typhoon into his mobo. will have to ask him how he did it. his user name is cotty d.
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AMD 64 3700+ (san diego) ASUS A8N-SLI Premium MSI 7900 GTO 512MB 1gb mushkin high prfrmnce 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
western digital 120gb xp pro DELL!!!! 21" saitek gaming 
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AMD 64 3700+ (san diego) ASUS A8N-SLI Premium MSI 7900 GTO 512MB 1gb mushkin high prfrmnce 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
western digital 120gb xp pro DELL!!!! 21" saitek gaming 
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