By Jeff Checchi posted Nov 19th 2013
Now that you have selected the components for your system, it is time to start the build. For most builds, you will only require a Philips head screwdriver and a clean workspace.
I always like to start my builds by installing the CPU into the motherboard, and it's usually better to do this before you isntall the motherboard into the case, since you will have both more room and more light to work with. The CPU and CPU socket are arguably the most fragile parts of the system, due to the exposed pins which are easily bent. With AMD based systems, the pins are on the CPU, while Intel systems have the pins in the motherboards CPU socket. Start by laying the motherboard on a non-conductive surface, like the anti-static bag it probably came in, or the cardboard box it was packaged in.