I ran across this guide to building a computer awhile back – while the guide is old so the parts themselves are no longer applicable (and some of the pictures don’t load), the steps to take are still instructional. There’s some good little tips for things to do along the process of putting together a system to make sure you don’t run into snags (like handling the CPU).
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