Step 8: Finishing Touches

Once all the insides are connected, it is time to start plugging in your power cable and I/O devices (mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc). These connectors are usually keyed or color coded so it is hard to plug these in incorrectly.

If your computer successfully completes its first power on, it is time to install your operating system! If not, it is usually some missing connector or the switch on the power supply is in the wrong position. If you still cannot find the problem, feel free to send us an email at

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