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If you could give 1 piece of advice...?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by davidfox, May 11, 2008.

  1. davidfox New Member

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    I'm building a new system and thought i'd see what people would say if they could give me only 1 piece of advice, yes 1? Choose carefully :laugh:
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    don't rush. take your time and do it in stages . you don't wanna burn yourself out :p
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    do it in bear feet.
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    or just wear an anti static arm band.... :p
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    Don't post threads like this on TPU. :p On a serious note .....


    Welcome to TPU. The BIGGEST most overlooked mistake of any new system builder is that they tend to overlook the 2 major components. Motherboard and power supply.
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    chances of a discharge are slim, ground your self by touching the power supply housing.

    tip: purchase a bag of 4" cable ties always handy
    tip: for clearing up SATA cables wrap the excess around a pen or pencil and hold it for 5 minutes when you unravel you get a neat spiral cord, for alot of excess you can wrap it around 2 or 3 fingers and tie it up with a cable tie then tuck it away.

    - Christine
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    better safe than sorry :) its only a couple quid :)


    tip:don't touch the underside of the processor...
    tip:don't build on a carpet
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    whatever you do...
    DO NOT OVERLOOK INSTALLING THE WASHERS THAT SEPERATE THE CASE AND THE MOTHERBOARD OR ELSE YOUR NEW SYSTEM WILL GET OWNED
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Ahh, good times.

    Don't buy ANYTHING before you're 100% ready to build.

    Prices drop like a ROCK in the tech world.
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    Don't get frustrated and give up. Come to places like this for help if you get stuck.
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    One thing I forgot to do and still do is plug the cpu fan in. Yes its simple but it makes a world of difference :laugh: Also make sure there arent any cables touching fans.. I know I did that and it sounded really annoying.
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    dont drink when building it. its like drinking and driving. it wont end well
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    If you are building Intel using their Push Pin design you may notice that they don't go in easy(stock at least). Install the CPU onto the MOBO before installing it into the case, sometimes its a bitch and you need to apply more pressure, i found it helpful when my mobo was out, so you can apply a force directly behind the CPU.
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    If there is a problem, don't panic, just troubleshoot and be logical, don't RMA all your parts.

    Panic when the blue smoke comes out, then RMA, and say it was DOA (jk).
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    Always remember to stick metal objests in power connectors and lick them to test ;) JK
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    Dont buy junk!!!!
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    Take your time to build in a relaxed, clean and stress-free environment.
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    Be prepared for stuff to devalue fast.
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    Research every component thoroughly to get the BEST for your mon£y!

    Read reviews and threads about everything and do a lot of research, it pays off in the end! :)
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    and that! ;)
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    check and re check compatability of items. And dont rush into buying something your not 100% sure about. If your unsure you can always post a thread on here.
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    Keep the wife sweet :laugh:
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    make sure your thermal compound doesnt rub off in a small spot while you are seating the heatsink ;/

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