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My computer got here yesterday(the one in my sig). This is my first build. I started putting it together. I set the motherboard on the anti static pad and put the processor and the ram in. I also put in the hard drive and the power supply. Do I mount the motherboard now? Then continue with putting in the graphics card, sound card and connecting everything to the psu? Maybe I just need a guide. Thank you in advance, im just a little confused. The manual isn't the<br>
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What I do is<br><br>
1) PSU<br>
2) Mobo<br>
3) Drives (IE, Hardrive/DVD-ROM)<br>
4) CPU/HSF<br>
5) GPU<br>
6) RAM<br>
7) PSU wiring<br><br>
There really is no particular order, its personal preferance and convenience.
 

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Ditto
 

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Ok, thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> i was worried i was going to mess something up.
 

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Nice setup, but please, Get a better cooling setup!
 

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I heard that stock overclocked decently. I dont want to spend too much. What do you reccomend?
 

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personally i install the motherboard, and then the cpu... <i>then</i> i proceed to put everything else in, because it's a lot easier to install the cpu cooler since there's a lot more room to fit your hands and arms in there.<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">We would recommend the Thermaltake Big Typhoon and some Artic Silver 5 paste.</div>

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Ok, I'll look into a Big Typhoon and some Artic SIlver 5. I was thinking that my ram (<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231098" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098</a>) may limit my oc and that I wasn't going to be able to get high enough to need better cooling. I was also wondering if I have the necessary cables to hook up my hardrive. I bought it oem. And how do you use your old windows XP on a new computer. I have the cd-key but I dont have a CD with XP on it. Could i just use a friends CD and use my cd-key. Not sure how that would work.
 

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if you own a cd-key, and its not on any other computer, it will be fine, so long as it is the same build as your key, ie win xp pro sp2 key wont work on win xp home or sp1
 

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<a href="http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/report.aspx?id=2" target="_blank">http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/report.aspx?id=2</a><br><br>
Thats a great guide.
 

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Is that guide not very indepth or am i missing something? All i can see is the sections to choose from. When i click them there is nothing.
 
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