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    About to build my PC :D

    Shipment of my parts should come today, and I'm excited to make my FIRST build. Any tips or videos to help me along the way?

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    Asus P5B Deluxe
    Intel C2D E6400
    BFG Tech. 7950gt
    Corsair 2gb DDR2-667
    Antec Sonata II w/ the included PSU
    200gb Seagate hdd
    DVD burner/writer

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    Welcome to TechIMO.

    Read the some of the posts and links i left in this thread:
    Installing my new parts?

    For installing the motherboard, and other components i didnt include, just google them.
    Search "Installing Motherboard" / "installing Hard drive" / etc

    If you run into any problems along the way, just post here and you'll be sure to get responses back very quickly.

    Nice choices on the hardware!

    Also, to save you troubleshooting time, you may want to do this:
    Place the motherboard on a non-conductive surface(cardboard works fine)
    Hook up only the:
    GPU(gfx card)
    CPU and HSF
    RAM(only 1 stick is necessary)
    and plug in the 20pin and 4pin into the motherboard.

    Hook up your moniter, and short the 2 power-pins on the motherboard. If it boots up, you know all those MAIN components work and arent defective, and should have smooth sailing from there on out.
    (Shorting the power pins: Take a flat head screw driver and touch them on the 2 pins on the motherboard where the power button goes) It wont damage anything if you touch the wrong pins. But once it boots up, take the screw driver off. Its not good to leave it there for more than a 2-3 seconds.
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    Thanks ^_^

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    Perrty case . I'm receiving the case today so I'll be able to install the motherboard and ram. I haven't received the processor and video card so i have to keep waiting on those -_-. Also, are the blue lights from the front of the case included?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Game22 View Post
    Also, are the blue lights from the front of the case included?
    Yep.

    Should be a great experience for you. Besides connecting those little pins to the motherboard, its not too bad.
    Also, the motherboard manual will HELP you greatly. Refer to it through-out the entire process.

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    why didn't you go with 800mhz ram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy View Post
    why didn't you go with 800mhz ram?
    Eh, didn't really think I'll see a humongous difference. Anyways, the side panel was a bit hard to put back on, but I think I got the hang of it.

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    You wouldnt have seen much a difference at all: 667 vs 800.

    If the side panel is biggest problem u run into, your in great shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootstonian View Post
    Aha,,,nice case



    Let me know if you get both the hard drive and power LED to work together; I couldn't on mine.

    Nothing really too difficult in there. Get rid of that stupid air duct; mine runs around 40c at idle without it.

    Oh, and don't panic about missing drive rails; they're actually attached to the back of the plastic faceplate!
    Those speakers must create a nice stereo effect.
    Intel E6600 w/ ASUS P5N-e SLI (OC: not yet)
    EVGA 8800GTS 320MB (OC: not yet)
    2GB Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 (2x1GB)

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    Sonata? Did someone say Sonata?

    Great case, and it's amazing how much you can stuff into it! LOL Yeah, I know it's a mess but it gets the job done.
    What computer do you have? And please don't say a white one. - Sheldon Cooper

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    OMG JLK, that thing is packed!
    I bet installing ram would take an hour... Have to move about 20 things to get to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootstonian View Post
    Let me know if you get both the hard drive and power LED to work together; I couldn't on mine.
    Did you try inserting the LED connection on the motherboard the opposite direction? Mine wouldn't turn on either but after I inserted it the opposite direction, it turned on. I have the first Sonata case, though.

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    I just received my video card today. Just the processor which hopefully comes tomorrow and I'm ready to install everything .

    This past weekend I screwed the motherboard to the case. I cut my index finger probably when trying to screw the phillip head screws in the top left corner or bottom left. :X Those 2 were a pain.

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    Update: I just finished installing windows xp and other junk =). Seems like everything is fine. CPU as it says is at ~36-37C and the gpu is at ~45C.

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    Congrats Game22!

    Those look like some nice idle temps too.

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    My HDD Led doesn't work like yours , but I think I can live without it.

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    Got another problem.. my microphone jack in the front panel doesn't work . I tried changing the front panel to AC 97 and reinstalling drivers but nothing works. I'd like to get it working so I can plug both my headset and mic and keep the speakers plugged in the back.

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    You'd need to take the computer apart and ensure that you've plugged the mic in properly, also make sure in your audio properties that you've made sure you've got the correct mic selected

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