Building computer help please

Sagan

Gawd
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I'll be getting all my parts together today delivered to build my computer below.

Q6600
Abit IP35 pro
2x1GB Corsair (DDR2)
MSI NX8800 Ultra
620w corsair PSU
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]CASE LL|PC-65B BLK ALUMINUM RT
Windows Vista 64 bit dvd home premium


What I would like to know is the common mistakes or problems people might run into building a pc, its a first timer for me from scratch. I want to know if you have to add like a sealant to the cpu and so forth so everything goes smoothly without breaking anything.

thanks!
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frogger42

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Cable management. Think out how you are going to run all the cables in the box and do it as neatly as possible. Use a LOT of cable ties. Loose, messy cables restrict air flow and create hotter boxes. It also makes it more likely that you will accidentally pull a cable loose when removing or installing something. It's a lot easier to install it neat than it is to clean it up later.
 

Sagan

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The computer is finally build. Everything looks beautiful. Cable management is even harder when there are 5 fans in total, a tuniq heatsink for cpu and not 1 but 2 dedicated psu power cables plugged directly onto the 8800 ultra.

My q6600 idles at 40-45c so far.
 

Sagan

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Computer was built easily, I had to reset bios to get pc to boot up the first time. I'll post screenshots in a new thread later.
 
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