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Old 08-03-2010, 09:57 PM   #11
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OMG Pulled the trigger!! lol...

Any guides on the actual assembly...I've been reading some but if anyone knows of a good one let me know =)

BTW.... Newegg Combo deals and No Tax in NY (only for newegg i guess) ftw!

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Old 08-04-2010, 04:27 AM   #12
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After drooling over the components that arrive in a big brown parcel the first box i'll open is the motherboard. Check it over. Then have the CPU, thermal paste (if necessary), heatsink and RAM ready. Use the foam pad that came with the mobo to work on and use a hard surface. Pop in the CPU, then thermal paste (if necessary) then fit the heatsink/fan. Go ahead and install the RAM.

Go to the case now and prepare it for it's internals. If you can remove the motherboard tray from the case then do so, screw in the mobo stand-off's, fix the motherboard to the tray and put aside. If the mobo tray is fixed to the case then fit the mobo stand-off's. Pop in the I/O rear panel. Fix in your optical/hard drives and install the PSU. You'll have the cables for your front panel, fans, PSU, etc, so place these out of the way of the motherboard space.

With all the cables out of the way place in the motherboard. I usually put the case on it's side to make it easier. Offer up the motherboard to the rear I/O end of the case and fix in place with a screw. A magnetic screw driver helps. The rear I/O panel has spring lugs that will want to push the mobo toward the front and what you don't want to do is slide the motherboard while on the metal stand-off's. Insert the rest of the mobo screws.

At this stage insert any PCI/PCI-E hardware.

The rest is pretty much plugging in cables and cable management but it's pretty easy. You can't really plug a cable in the wrong place. You got the front panel cables, hard/optical drive cabling, fan and PSU cabling. It all has it's place.

It's pretty much how I do it.

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Old 08-05-2010, 07:26 PM   #13
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Everything came in today minus the PSU...only item from the newegg cali location.

This was my final build

CPU - (Intel i5 750) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115215

MoBo - (Asus Maximus III Gene) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131599

RAM - (G.Skill 4GB DDR3) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

GPU - (GTX 460) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130563

PSU - (XFX 650 W) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207002

HDD - (WD 650 GB 7200 RPM) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319

Optical Drive - (Random one) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129043

OS - (Win 7 64 Bit) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116754

Case - (Antec 900) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

Grand Total: $980 w/Shipping (take off an additional $60 worth of rebates $920)

If anyone has any experience with this case or MoBo please feel free to give me some tips...this is my first ever computer build.

Ill keep you guys updated when the PSU comes in on monday.

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