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Step 1: Safety
Before you begin, you must remember some safety precautions.
1. Use anti-static mat/wrist strap whenever possible.
2. Be aware of EMD.
3. Be aware of Power Supply. HIGH VOLTAGE CAN KILL YOU!
Step 2: The Parts You Will Need
You will need these parts:
3. Heat sink and fan for CPU
5. Power Supply
7. HDD/SSD some sort of drive.
8. SATA cable (Not shown)
9. (Optional) Video Card
Step 3: Insert CPU
Insert the CPU. Remember: This should be a zero force instillation. If it doesn't seat by its self, DON"T PUSH IT!
check if any of the pins are bent and that you have it positioned correctly.
Step 4: CPU Heat Sink and Fan
Apply an amount of thermal paste to the CPU approximately the size of a grain of rice.
Attach the Heat sink and fan.
Step 5: Install Ram
remember to align the pin and notch for the Ram.
Step 6: Video Card
Depending on you build you may have a video card.
Determine what extension slot it goes in.
Insert video card.
Step 7: Install Motherboard
Insert the standoffs according to your motherboard. Cases can usually support multiple different sizes of Motherboards.
Place motherboard on standoffs and screw in.
Step 8: Insert Hard Drive
Check how your hard drive is attached. Ours is a tool-less insertion. Others may screw in, or have screws that screw into the hard drive and are used as pins for a tool-less insertion system.
Step 9: Power Supply
Insert the power supply. screw it in if necessary.
Plug in the 24 pin connector to the motherboard.
Plug in the 4 pin connector to the motherboard.
Plug in the SATA power to the hard drive.
Plug in the power to the video card (if applicable)
Step 10: Front Bus
Attach all connections correctly. Follow Labels on the contacts and motherboard.
Step 11: Extra Fans
Insert and connect all additional fans.
Step 12: Cable Management
Adjust cables so they are out of the way of all components including fans.
Step 13: DONE!
Yay! Your done! close up your case and plug it in. see if it post. if not begin troubleshooting.