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This is my first computer build. I upgraded from my four year old Dell Inspiron laptop, which has gotten to the point that it cannot run minecraft at a tolerable speed even on the lowest settings. This build also comes in anticipation of the arrival of the Virtuix Omni and Sixense STEM which I have already ordered.
When using parts salvaged from an older computer make sure they are fully compatible with your build. I had an old DVD burner with an IDE port and an old power supply with 20 pin motherboard and 4 pin CPU plugs. I thought I was going to use the old power supply until my new one came in but then I had an all but functional build just waiting there in front of me all week long.
Do you have a PS2 keyboard? Keep it. My USB mouse and keyboard worked fine in the BIOS and during installation but once Windows booted off of the SSD they didn't work at all. Nothing I tried worked, I even tried reinstalling Windows but no luck. Thankfully they knew what the problem was at Memory Express and they even gave an old PS2 keyboard for free and after that it worked fine. Strangely though, simply having the PS2 keyboard plugged in made the USB mouse & keyboard work...
RAID: I'm not sure what happened exactly but here's what happened. I followed Newegg's build guide and unplugged the HDD while installing Windows and then after installing all of my drivers I plugged it back in. After that the BIOS changed my SATA configuration to RAID and Windows was corrupted and I had to reinstall Windows... again.
When my computer falls asleep I sometimes cannot wake it up without shutting it off. I've tried disabling hybrid sleep we'll see if that works.