So I've got all the parts i need, now what?

bkglitch

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I am going to get a new computer with the following parts that i am going to build myself.

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black ATX Mid Tower
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB (Crossfire two of these)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner

How do i get an operating system (vista 32-bit) on the hard drive when i have all the parts hooked up and i boot it up for the first time?
Do i just pop the vista cd in and it will take care of everything?
What will i get if i don't install anything, just the bios screen?
 
What will i get if i don't install anything, just the bios screen?

That would be cause for celebration. From the insinuation of your question, finding someone to help and show you how to assemble and get the machine up and running would be a good idea. You would do well learning form someone who knows. In BIOS, set the first boot device to CD\DVD. Open the DVD tray, insert the Vista CD and close it. Save and Exit. When the system asks to 'Press any key to boot from CD', press any key. After you laod the OS, load the system drivers from the MB CD.
 

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Thanks for your advice on what to do in the BIOS. I have changed out my graphics card, removed an old power supply and installed a new one, and i have taken apart the majority of the components of my current system, a Dell XPS 420. I've also read up a lot on how to put parts together and how they work and a little on overclocking and the parts in general. So, i do have a good understanding of the physical aspects of the computer, how to install/disassemble each, and how each part functions however, i am lacking knowledge in my "gray areas" which would mostly be working with the BIOS.
 

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Other than setting the CD/DVD drive to boot first, there isn't really anything else you need to do in the BIOS. After you load you boot the windows disk for the intial install you'll have to choose where to install windows and fillout some information which is all straight forward.