So my friend and I have taken on the project of building a new computer. The computer will be for my BDay gift and I will give my friend my current computer. My current computer is:
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q660
250GB 7200rpm Serial ATA HDD 8MB Cache
Nvidia 260 GTX Graphics Card (Keeping)
SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card (Keeping and giving friend an extra I have)
Intel 975X Chipset DDR2; 3 PCI Slots, 1 PCI-E x4 Slot, 1 PCI-E x16 Slot
700 Watt Power Supply
Now what I am going to buy from Newegg.com is:
INWIN Dragon Slayer Black 0.6mm SECC MicroATX Mini Tower
ASUS M4A785-M AM/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJB 320GB 7200rpm IDE Ultra ATA100 HDD
Sony Optiarc Black IDE DVD-Rom
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125 Watt Quad Core Processor
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750 Watt ATX12V/EPS12V SLI Ready 80+ Cert. PSU
PQI Turbo 4GB (2x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 RAM
Nvidia 260 GTX and a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Now I each of these will have Windows 7 installed on them along with Kaspersky Internet Security.
I know that the Processor is an AM3 Socket which matches the socket type for the ASUS motherboard and that the motherboard also has 4x 240 Pin memory slots and im only going to use 2 of them so the PQI RAM sticks match that as well. The 750 Watt PSU should be enough to support all of the hardware since its only a bit of an upgrade from my current setup and that is using a 750 Watt PSU.
Talking to my father though, he said that once I build it not everything will work flush and it will take up to 2 weeks to get everything situated and I wanted to know if that was true? And if so, what measures must be taken? I would assume that the motherboard would come with the latest version of its BIOS and that I could hook everything up and install the OS then insert the disks for each of the pieces of hardware that I have.