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Old 03-14-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default tips when putting together my computer?

so I have every piece needed for my built computer except the tower itself which will be here this tuesday, which includes....

gigabyte p55-ud6
w corsair power supply
xfx radeon 5770 v card
WD 1tb 7200 hard drive
intel core i5 processor
two corsair 2g ram
windows 7 home prem
coolmaster raf full tower 932
cd/dvd drive

please no "you should of gotten this and not this" in this thread.

ive never built my own computer before and like to know anything I should know before I do it.
ive already installed the processor, added the heat sink, processor fan and the ram, now needing the tower before I can do anything else.

also a question,
the p55-ud6 motherboard has 5 slots where the ram can be put in it seems (3 blue and 2 white),does it matter where i put them in? i just had them put in on the farthest left and one near the middle.

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Old 03-14-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: tips when putting together my computer?

Always look at the manual to figure out which Dimm's for the memeory.


No 1. Tip

Make sure you know what ESD (elctro-static discharge) is and how to prevent it from happening to your new parts and your build.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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I am on my first to and some more advice is just to read read and read more online. There is even a ton of pretty good videos on youtube and google.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:43 PM   #4
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Here's a nice guide that shows all the steps needed to assamble a computer:

Computer Assembly - How To Assemble A PC
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Or this video is pretty good, he just doesn't put in a seperate gfx card. Still a good video.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:49 PM   #6
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thanks all, ill be checking out those videos and guides! i was originally going to have this computer place do it for me for a fee but when i went there the guy was so rude saying "why would you buy the computer parts if you dont know how to build it?" DUH thats why i just asked you to build it for me. and basicly said im retarded for buying the parts from newegg and tigerdirect, wanted to slap him.

so yea, i checked out some videos and the motherboard manuel and it isnt that hard at all, well sort of. really excited to get this together

edit: also for the static discharge, ive seen a video saying that everytime im ready to touch it i should discharge myself, which i assume that whenever i touch something that would normally shock me, discharges me. hoping im right hehe
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