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Here are my parts:
i5 2500k
Asus p8z68 deluxe gen 3
16 gb gskill ddr3 1866
Noctua d14
radeon 6950 twin frozr III
corsair 600t


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.
Thanks!biggrin.gif
post #2 of 15
the front panel connections were my hardest part a long time ago when i build a pc for the first time, too.

most of them are self explanatory, like USB and HD Audio. The LED ones go on the bottom right of the mobo, where all the mobo pins are near each other. They are labeled on the Mobo and as well as the actual cable.

Also make sure your 8 pin power cable is connected to the mobo on the top left, surprisingly a lot of people seem to forget to plug it in.
 
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I wouldn't have paid for that guys motherboard
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Try THIS out. If you have any questions along the way, don't be afraid to log onto OCN and ask for help!!!!!
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So, instead of just looking at the CPU - your builder friend put it straight into his motherboard and now you have to pay for a new motherboard. That is unfair - you shouldn't pay him. If he knew anything he wouldn't of put it straight into his motherboard without looking first. Don't give him anything...

Sounds like you built it fine, apart from bending a pin. Just learn from that and be careful with the CPUs. Also, you probably could of moved the pins back into posostion with some tweezers of something.
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Firstly, it makes me frown that he made you pay for his motherboard. What you've should've done is called up Intel for them to replace the motherboard (or pay for it) since it was their CPU that fried it. That said, if he didn't tell you BEFORE he installed your CPU in his motherboard that you were responsible for any damages, he had no right to charge you for the 'fried' motherboard that resulted from your defunct CPU. 

 

Second, I'm confused at how Newegg could say that pins were damaged on the CPU, considering that they're just contact points and not actual pins, since the pins of LGA1155 are on the motherboard, not the CPU. The next course of action now is to ring up Intel and explain the situation on the CPU being defective and the retailer not taking it back. They should issue you a replacement chip, or perhaps a refund. I'd think they'd replace your chip, at which point you could potentially return the second 2500k that you bought. 

 

Building your own PC is like building a very expensive lego set. Just put the pieces where they belong, take your time, and don't skip any steps, and you'll be fine. This is how I build my systems (well over 250 by now, I'd say):

 

 

1.) Put CPU in motherboard

2.) Put RAM in motherboard

3.) Install CPU cooler

4.) Install hard drive in case, and optical drive if applicable

5.) install PSU in case

6.) put CPU/RAM/motherboard assembly in case

7.) Install graphics card

8.) Hook up all power connectors, while taking your time to maximize cable management efficiency

9.) Hook up panel controls, SATA cables, etc

10.) Power on, change core BIOS settings appropriately

11.) Install Windows, overclock (if applicable), and stress test

12.) Open a beer and enjoy.

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Originally Posted by 77bigmac77 View Post

I wouldn't have paid for that guys motherboard

Yeah, Jesus.. how did that happen? No chance I would replace his mobo through no fault of my own...
    
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post #8 of 15
check to make sure that the pins on the socket have no bent pins.

does this look like yours?

362

if you see any pins bent do not use.
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I wouldn't have paid for that guys motherboard

THIS. He put it into his mobo. its moreso his fault than yours. YOU get his I3 in return
post #10 of 15
Sorry to hear about that disaster, I've got a 600t as well and as far as the front port connectors go they are all labelled on the plug and the board, so just read and follow the diagram in your motherboard manual.As far as the CPU is concerned you don't really need to apply any force just drop it in and lock it down, and how do you know that other dude didn't damage your CPU? The 600t is an excellent case for a first time build just take your time and manage all your cables as you go. Best of luck.
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