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I installed the bootloader to another HDD when I was installing linux through the command line once.
post #42 of 64
Once read a thread w/ pics of a guy that wants to OC his CPU to 5ghz or so, so he put a bag of frozen peas on it.
NO JOKE.
neadless to say it didnt work and he was called biggest newb of OCN
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Started lapping my x2 5600+ a few years ago....

forgot to put sand paper down

did it for about 5 mins while watching a movie
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Well, have only built one rig (the one in my sig) and the only mistake I really made (thankfully) was that I forgot to plug in two connectors to both 8 pin molex inputs for my GPU, and I couldn't figure out for the life of me why the image wasn't on my screen

Oh, and I totally forgot to buy a cd/dvd drive for it, so I had to go to BB and buy one there (spending $45 opposed to $20 :/)
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post #45 of 64
One I can remember was probably 10 years ago ... I upgraded from onboard graphics to a seperate GPU and plugged the cable back in the onboard port and was wondering why I had no display! Took me a couple hours to figure it out.

(This is after I disabled onboard)
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I bought an AMD card once.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightz2k View Post
One I can remember was probably 10 years ago ... I upgraded from onboard graphics to a seperate GPU and plugged the cable back in the onboard port and was wondering why I had no display! Took me a couple hours to figure it out.

(This is after I disabled onboard)
Yea i would NEVER do something like that lol
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Celeras View Post
I bought an AMD card once.
Oh no you didn't.
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post #49 of 64
I think I have messed up the most.

1) I cheaped out on the case and it came with terrible screws which don't take the motherboard and the hyper 212+ is too tall for the case. I have to go caseless now. Oh, and it looks bad.

2) When I first got my HDD it was working but I unplugged the power when it was turned on sparks came out, let's just say it then gave a clicking noise and it wasn't being recognised, I had to wait 2 days for another HDD to come.

3) I have 2 VGA monitors that I wanted to hook up but apparently the 6870 doesn't support 2 VGA monitors at once...

4) I had no idea how to get my graphics card working and forgot to plug in the power connectors and wondered why it wasn't working...
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post #50 of 64
Nothing serious. Building late at night, plugging into onboard instead of dedicated, forgetting to plug in hard drives. Forgetting to plug in mouse/keyboard.
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