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Well I have a whole list of parts, all I need to do is sell the computer and monitor I have atm and I'll have enough money to buy my first build But I'm starting to get really nervous :S

I figured you guys all went through what I'm going through so what did you guys do? Do you know any good like youtube videos or something of someone building a computer? I have NO previous experience.
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First thing you have to do is READ . Read a lot of benches and consider which is best for your money . Also , you could put the list with what would you like to buy so we could help with opinions ...
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Also check out the reviews on your desired components .. They should help you choose more wisely.
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post #4 of 11
Take your time. Best advice i can give you is to carefully follow your motherboard step by step. Oh, and did i mention not to rush!!
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When purchasing your first build, don't buy on impulse! Always do a ton of research on the parts you're looking at. Make sure to check for compatibility, durability and look at reviews from respected sites (Newegg feedback is NOT reliable!).

When assembling your computer, read the motherboard manual before doing so. Follow the instructions carefully and throughly. Certain components (such as a CPU cooler) may have a Youtube video that shows you how to install it for that specific model.
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post #6 of 11
Do a ton of research, feel free to ask questions; I and other members on here can help you with the actual parts list and good deals

When I first built PC in sig I spent an entire summer researching
post #7 of 11
Take it slow and realize that it wont be that hard if you do. Its like a 6 piece jigsaw puzzle if you think about it. Dont be rough, but don't be a wimp when putting in most parts, except for the cpu. Grab it by the edges, line it up and place it in the socket. Press with ZERO insertion force. If its lined up, it'll sink in by itself. then lock it.
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Originally Posted by fordy314 View Post
Take it slow and realize that it wont be that hard if you do. Its like a 6 piece jigsaw puzzle if you think about it. Dont be rough, but don't be a wimp when putting in most parts, except for the cpu. Grab it by the edges, line it up and place it in the socket. Press with ZERO insertion force. If its lined up, it'll sink in by itself. then lock it.
- and if it's lga1155 don't be scared by the horrible grating noise when you clamp the chip down

There are lots of little things that help you build a pc, and some things you'll have to learn by practising on this build (appling tim and things like that)
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- and if it's lga1155 don't be scared by the horrible grating noise when you clamp the chip down

Ah, nice information. I built a sandybridge last weekend and this scared the hell out of me.

What are the specs on your system?
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post #10 of 11
RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH.

The only dumb question is the question not asked. I was nervous as heck building my first rig. It was the most money I had spent on a single transaction ever at the time, so yea, I was nervous. You just come to places like OCN and talk to the people that have been through it, you look for guides and ask for resources from us and we'll gladly help you out.

Building a PC is much easier than you might think it is, or at least you'll think that way after you've built 4-5. It took me about 5 hours to put my first rig together because I was utterly terrified to break something, and I forgot to plug in the front panel cables of my case to my mobo the first time. So when I clicked the power button for the first time I almost died. 20 minutes later I noticed I was a fool.

heck, if you have an old PC your gonna sell practice on it. Read the guides, watch the videos and practice.

It's pretty simple, and you'll get there. Just think about the few parts there are involved: A motherboard, Ram, CPU, HSF, GPU/Sound Card(optional if integrated into the motherboard), and then its just wires really.
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