So after months of putting up with my crappy laptop and buying games on steam and being unable to play them I have finally bought the components necessary to build a pretty decent gaming pc! With one problem, I have no stinking clue how to put it together! I have never assembled a pc before nor installed an os, so I am a little worried to start the process. I have watched multiple how-to's on youtube and read through some articles on maximum pc but am still a little worried I might put things together wrong/ruin a piece of $300 equipment. I could go to my local computer store and pay someone to put it together but would require me waiting until next pay day and sitting here starring at what could be an awesome pc which is driving me crazy.
So I ask for your assistance community, any helpful tips? Can you dirrect me to some awesome tutorials? Any horror stories to share so that I might not make the same mistake as yourselves? I picked up a bunch of games on the steam sale I can't wait to get into, thanks for the help duders!!
EDIT: Thanks for all the helpful hints and tutorials guys. I'm feeling confident to start assembly. I am still a little flummoxed with installing an os though. I have a disc copy of windows 7 home premium, and after reading some how-to's am still a little confused. Having zero experience with using BIOS I am not really sure what to expect. Again, thanks for the tips, this is turning into a great thread for any first timers, such as myself.