Here is a thoroughly tested install order that I have found to reward excellent performance AND consistent stability. It works with all Intel chipsets from 9xx-Series –> up. Let me know if you have any questions, and I will do my best to keep this updated with whatever changes I make in my build process.
THESE GUIDES ARE LIVING DOCUMENTS AND ARE UPDATED FREQUENTLY!
- If your system can boot from a USB thumbdrive, I would recommend downloading the open source Universal USB Installer tool to create a bootable installation “disk.” (I also recommend copying the storage and network controller drivers here, to avoid having to switch disks/keys mid-install!) You can download the Universal USB Installer from Pendrivelinux.com HERE.
- Disconnect any peripherals, external storage, secondary/tertiary monitors, game controllers, printers, et cetera.