[quote]...there was my CPU fan hanging.
I guess the stock thermal paste wasn't very good? [/quote]As mentioned above in Post #67[quotename='Digerati']It is not "paste" in the same sense some paste is used to "glue" and stick things together. In other words, it is not an adhesive. It is simply TIM - thermal interface material that sits between the CPU die and the heatsink mating surfaces.[/quote]
I recommend as soon as Windows is installed, make sure Windows Firewall is enabled. Then install the motherboard drivers from your motherboard utilities disk. Then download and install your anti-malware solution - I use and recommend Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). Then let Windows Update update Windows. Run Windows Update again until it says no further updates are available.
At this point, I recommend running Windows Disk Cleanup to rid the system of temp files that were created during install. Once done, reboot into Safe Mode and run Windows Disk Defragger.
Now you are ready to install your other programs.
Just did everything you said , man this thing loads so much faster then my old pc .
I will post some pictures in the coming days of the build and such, thank you all for your help