Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-13-2005, 06:22 PM   #1
Fully Optimized
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,276
Default need assisstance

im building my first computer right now.. and i'm wondering if i shud put the ram/cpu/cards into my mobo first or should i install the mobo into the case first?

kchi55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
GreatHype's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 667
Send a message via AIM to GreatHype
Default Re: need assisstance

make sure the mobo fits into the case. Then take it back out put it on the static paper and install the cpu. Then install the RAM. Then install the cards.

GreatHype is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2005, 06:44 PM   #3
Solid State Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Default Re: need assisstance

Greathype is right, install cpu into mobo, install mobo, then cards and ram.
w0lv3r1ne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2005, 07:31 PM   #4
Baseband Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 97
Default Re: need assisstance

Remember the check any jumpers etc and if possible fit any cables to awkardly placed headers. Its also smart to work out where your cards (AGP, PCI etc) are gonna be sitting and remove the relevant blanking plates beforehand aswell.

Personelly I have always stuck the RAM on along with the CPU, but its easy enough to fit it once the MOBO is fitted. Leave your HDD's and optical drives untill the MOBO is installed and its always a good idea to keep a sledgehammer close by, for those little adjustments!

Good luck! :thumby: (this place needs a thumby smiley )
~Rob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2005, 10:12 AM   #5
Golden Master
Tommy Boy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: need assisstance

I would install the cpu and ram into the motherboard with it out of the pc, but install the cards and everything else after you install the motherboard into the case. cards are easier to install that way, otherwise it's too much stuff to line up and get right. you already have to get it into the motherboard backing plate just right and line up the screws.....it's much easier to install the cards later.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2005, 11:12 AM   #6
In Runtime
MeTzenAs's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 179
Send a message via AIM to MeTzenAs
Default Re: need assisstance

yeah, I always do cpu, ram, outside of case.. and everything else once its inside.

AMD 4000+ w/ san diego core, Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 mobo, 1GB of Corsair XMS ddr400, 1GB Rosewill w/ black heat spreaders ddr400, (2GB of RAM total), ATI X850XT Platinum Edition (AGP), 160gb Seagate sata HD, 120gb Western Digital IDE backup drive, Antec smartpower 2.0 450w PSU, Logitech MX 518 expert gaming mouse. Logitech Precision PC Gaming Headset
MeTzenAs is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0