First time builder assistance please!

By BlitzJG
Dec 17, 2011
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  1. Ok, so I know some of you helped me pick out these parts for my new PC, I will repost them here, and am interested in any important knowledge I should have before beginning... Also, unfortunately my deliveries are slightly staggered and I receive everything but my Case and Cooling unit on Tuesday. I obviously can't do much until I get my Case, but is there anything I can? And unfortunately the cooling unit doesnt come in until Thursday, can i put it all together and run it without the cooling unit, or should i wait for the cooling unit before I do anything?

    1 Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR120GB-DX 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    1 Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    1 ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    1 XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    1 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...

    1 CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

    1 HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support

    1 CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

    1 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

    Thanks for your help!
  2. BlitzJG

    BlitzJG TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    among my other initial questions... Should I go ahead and set the SSD to primary and the HDD to secondary?
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,426   +142

    That looks good, except you have two power supplies...?
  4. BlitzJG

    BlitzJG TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Fixed, sorry haha

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