Asus p8z68 deluxe gen 3
16 gb gskill ddr3 1866
radeon 6950 twin frozr III
I tried building my first computer and it didnt POST. I built it and installed it directly in the case itself(overconfidence I suppose) without testing it with the stock cooler on a table.I then called a computer builder and he said that my motherboard was defective.He then put my 2500k into his motherboard and he said that it "fried his motherboard". So I had to pay for his fried motherboard.
He also tested my asus motherboard with an core i3 dual core and it worked fine.So it turns out that the cpu was defective.
I returned the cpu with all the package contents to newegg, but they say that some pins are damaged on the bottom of the CPU!I am sure I didnt apply any pressure when inserting the cpu in the motherboard.I am not sure if I damaged it when installing the cooler(its very heavy) or maybe when installing the ram.I was too gentle with the ram so I did apply a little bit of force to push them in.
So anyway, I dont know what to do with this defective cpu.I have bought another 2500k but this time I want to be VERY careful building it this time.I dont want to give up, or Ill never learn.
Could you guys tell me a detailed newbie step by step guide to making my own pc?I watched the newegg and linustechtips videos on building a pc but I still didnt get where they put all the front port connections and the DVD drive as well.