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By icebillybob ·
with out a+ trainning, trying to build my first
computer.Have p-3 motherboard, atx power supply
cd-rom, floppy,soundcard, video card, memory chip,
40gig hard drive. Where do I begin?

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by joe In reply to building a computer

Lot to write. Much easier if you go here

http://www.tutorialfind.com/tutorials/computerhardware/
Will give step by step. Hope it helps you.

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by icebillybob In reply to building a computer

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by zlitocook In reply to building a computer

Do you have the book for the mother board? If not go to thier web site and down load it. You can put it together with out the book but you wont know the jumper settings and switch settings. That would be bad.

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by TheChas In reply to building a computer

This will be a "brief" review of the steps.

1. Set up a static free work space. Get and use a static grounding strap for all assembly work.

2. Prepare case for MB, Mount standoffs, open slots.

3. Install CPU/Fan and Memory into MB.
4. Mount MB into case.
5. Assemble cables to MB.
6. Install drives.
7. Install video card.
8. Verify that system boots up. Adjust BIOS settings.
9. Boot from startup floppy for OS.
10. partition (fdisk) and format drive.
see the partition section atwww.aumha.org for a good article on partitioning philosophy.
See www.fdisk.com/fdisk for further info on fdisk.
11. Boot and install Operating System.
12. Drivers:
Motherboard/chipset
DirectX
Video card
13. Shut down and add in other cards 1 at a time.
Install drivers.
(note: some cards (modems) require drivers to be installed before installing the card. Make sure to read the documentation)
14. Scandisk and Defrag.
15. Run Windows updates.

Enjoy.

There are a few articles and downloads at the Tech Republic site that would be good reading.

Chas

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by caquino3759 In reply to building a computer

Try tearing apart your old system and put it back together from scratch. When you get it up and running you will feel alot more confident about building the new system and you'll have learned alot!
Good! Luck! Chris!

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by news In reply to building a computer

i would agree with TheChas, with the exception of, in my opnion, installing the video drivers before directx, rather than after. i've found this to seem more stable with the amd systems i build for gamers. hope that tid-bit helps!

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