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9800GTX+ on 300Watt PSU, 'Nuff Said.
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Besides stripping half the screws on my case, and a monster tangle of cables I didn't do too bad. The worst part was that the only intake for the case was right in front of the PSU, under the wires. Good thing I only had a 5770.
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My current rig was my first build ever and it was really fun to do... until I realized that I had installed the NH-D14 with thermal paste, screwed everything tight, also screwed the motherboard in the case and did ALL the cable routing... with the PSU and stuff... just to notice that I didn't install the memory modules... now it might seem like an easy mistake to correct... but not with my setup, the nh-d14 completely cover the first memory module...

Had to cut all the tie wraps, unplug every cables, take the board out of the case again, unscrew the heatsink and finally fit the ram modules in their socket...

Oh well, at least I learned how to clean a processor and reapply thermal paste
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie97;13411409 
9800GTX+ on 300Watt PSU, 'Nuff Said.

Any quality 300W PSu is more than capable of a 9800GTX+.
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Originally Posted by Schaezar;13411632 
My current rig was my first build ever and it was really fun to do... until I realized that I had installed the NH-D14 with thermal paste, screwed everything tight, also screwed the motherboard in the case and did ALL the cable routing... with the PSU and stuff... just to notice that I didn't install the memory modules... now it might seem like an easy mistake to correct... but not with my setup, the nh-d14 completely cover the first memory module...

Had to cut all the tie wraps, unplug every cables, take the board out of the case again, unscrew the heatsink and finally fit the ram modules in their socket...

Oh well, at least I learned how to clean a processor and reapply thermal paste

Because of the way the mounting system is on the NH-D14 which installs the brackets separately you shouldn't have had to do anything more than pulling the NH-D14 off the brackets via the two screws while the case was on it's side.

You didn't need to take the whole mobo out. tongue.gif
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Some good ones here and I can mirror some of the mistakes made by others, like buying a Dell for instance.

Although it was buying a Dell where I made my first daring move to upgrading, which was................................ changing my Ram! Oooooooh, risky I hear you say.
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OC'ing a 5750 with bad Memory chips (Said so in RMA) making the card useless.

Didn't stop me getting the 2nd one to 900mhz wink.gif
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My biggest mistake? Took a sledge hammer (no joke) to my rig coz wife was on me like fly on **** about playing WoW too much. One of the few times I really lost it. It had EVGA 750i ftw mobo, E7200, and two 8800 GTX in SLI. The E7200 and one 8800 GTX survived. Rest was all toast. The tuniq tower saved the chip. I still use the E7200 and 8800 GTX on another rig. Sheesh....it was embarasing after I did that...
But ultimately I benefitted biggrin.gif She felt she was too harsh and I got shiny new stuff to replace them. Even two GTX 260s to boot ! biggrin.gif
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post #39 of 64
I fried my HD 4850 with a multimeter. I was getting readings from it to see the voltage I was getting to the core and memory. I saw little sparks, thought nothing of it, but I was getting readings. I had the wrong setting on the multimeter. Damn. I was a month past RMA also. But I just bought my HD 6850 and am happier than ever, the oc I am getting on this thing is not even compared to the oc i got on my 4850 with its pewnie fan.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Awaz;13412524 
My biggest mistake? Took a sledge hammer (no joke) to my rig coz wife was on me like fly on **** about playing WoW too much. One of the few times I really lost it. It had EVGA 750i ftw mobo, E7200, and two 8800 GTX in SLI. The E7200 and one 8800 GTX survived. Rest was all toast. The tuniq tower saved the chip. I still use the E7200 and 8800 GTX on another rig. Sheesh....it was embarasing after I did that...
But ultimately I benefitted biggrin.gif She felt she was too harsh and I got shiny new stuff to replace them. Even two GTX 260s to boot ! biggrin.gif

And she now has ammunition for the inevitable divorce proceedings. Oh well, you'll get the next one right.
    
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