Re: Booting up (first time)
if your HDD, and Optical drives are on SATA, its best to put the optical drive one SATA slot one (SATA0), and the HDD on SATA slot two (SATA1). not sure if those sata names are the same for you.
But if your Optical is an IDE, i believe IDE will boot before SATA, so you wont have to change it.
But if they are both IDE, then put the Optical on the IDE1, and the HDD one the IDE2.
If they are not in order, then theres a chance you will have to configure the boot configuration in BIOS.
Not sure if this is like for most people, but most computers i worked with is like this.
Desktop -Cooler Master NV690/AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE/MSI 880G-E45 Motherboard/2 x 2GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws X/Sapphire HD 5870 1GB GDDR5/CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX/Seagate 7200.12 500GB (OS), Samsung F3 1TB (Storage)/Sony DVD Burner/Windows 7 Professional 64-bit