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First Build here. Now what should I expect upon startup?

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Now I have all of these items and in the process of building. As a first time builder what should I expect on startup? I am worried that something could go wrong. The BIOS and other settings seems like alot to know and the main reason im worried since never accessing these before.
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Default settings are fine for most people.
Providing something comes on on the screen, it doesn't go bang and it doesn't sit there beeping endlessly, it'll be fine.
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Neil... don't scare the guy! :)


Get it all connected, and press the power button... only one way to find out. :) Consult your motherboard manual to find which key you hit to enter the BIOS. In the BIOS, look to make sure your hard drive, RAM, and CD/DVD Player are recognized. If you have video, the video card is working. There should only be 1 beep at startup... anything else means there is a problem of sorts. You can simply flip the switch on the back of your power supply to turn the computer off from here (it won't hurt anything).

Next, I'm assuming you know how to set the boot priority to boot from the CDROM? The motherboards BIOS may come that way by default. Put your Windows 7 disc in and start the computer... it may say something like "press any key to boot from cdrom" so then press the key... follow the prompts.

Source for you... How to Build Your Own Computer
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