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post #51 of 64
i was planning on modding it,putting leds and moded case and such and i got the christmas lights and i was like meh,so being me i clean it and still red and green lights,so i take it apart to t shoot it and still having it plugged in and have taken the plastic casing on the hd off,it fell inside the xbox case while on and killed the whole system. all i heard was... oh crap ..boom. and then the power was knocked out in my room lol.
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post #52 of 64
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Originally Posted by Celeras View Post
I bought an AMD card once.
Even as an AMD owner/EX Nvidia owner, that made me laugh.
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post #53 of 64
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
I did the exact same thing while putting my sig rig together a few weeks ago! Got everything put together, hit the power button and........nothing! Took a good 30 mins of ranting and raving to realize that the front panel connector had come loose when I moved the box from my work bench to my desk....
has happened to me about 4 times and it takes me about 15mins to realise!

all part of the fun though
post #54 of 64
first computer i ever build i forgot to put in the mother board grounds : | and was baffled why it would just turn on for a sec and shut off
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Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post
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
please link!
post #56 of 64
I made the seemingly common mistake of not using standoffs.

Last week I was adding a fan to the PC. An all metal Nidec monster. When putting my finger out to see which way the air was blowing, I stopped the fan with my pinkey finger. The cut still hasn't healed
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post #57 of 64
I'm guilty of not putting in the 4 or 8 pin CPU power cord... multiple times. How do I keep doing the same thing? lol
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post #58 of 64
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Originally Posted by Mako0312 View Post
I forgot to plug my 460 6 pin in when I bult it :X
On my old 7600GS. I forget to plug in the extra power cable.
Every time.
Not once. Not twice.
But every time I ever pulled it out and put it back in.
EVERY SINGLE TIME.
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post #59 of 64
I've done that quite a few times too..
plug in my graphics card, power on, and all i hear are beeps..
i freaked out completely first time that happened thought i had destroyed my system
post #60 of 64
forgot to unplug the pc before opening it up .. i got zapped while removing the ram, hit the side fan, cut my finger :/
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