Originally Posted by MrCarner
Thanks much flocko
I'm starting to get nervous about the build. I've added memory and a new DVD burner to a retail pre-built PC before, but I've never built one from scratch. Was really hoping that Assassin's guides would help me with some of this, but I can understand why they do not.
Hopefully I'll be able to get some of the help I need here and find the rest with my good buddy Google.
From you last bit of advice, I take it the SSD doesn't have to go into a drive bay? Great! Will make sure I have a roll of Velcro on hand before I start. Is it pretty obvious where all the rest of the components go?
Matt - Don't be nervous. The hardware portion is by far easier than the software setup. There are a ton of youtube videos, guides (see my FAQ for a link to one I like) that can help you.
The SSD does not need a drive bay. No moving parts and no heat mean they can go just about anywhere. I have used velcro with sticky tape on the back of each side many times. As far as where everything goes look at your case manual to help show you. I can't do step by step hardware guides because there are so many different cases, motherboards, etc and it just isn't feasible.
BTW most motherboards come with 2 SATA cables. So if you need more plan accordingly.