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Hi all,

I got the idea for this thread from this post by Scorpion49 in the CaseLabs club:
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Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post

The WORST thing. I have my PSU mounted with the accessory bar inside and I totally forgot how I would get the wall plug to it. Never even crossed my mind until I had it mounted in the case... "wait a minute..." tongue.gif

So what's you best/worst/funniest "wait a minute..."-moment during a build?

I'll start it off with my most recent moment:
A week ago I started making my very first scratch-built cable, a sata power cable for one of the drive cages in my CaseLabs M8. When I had completely finished the cable (sata connectors, sleeving, molex crimpon on and everything) I put the cage in the case. I had the cable pointing outwards instead of inwards toward the PSU doh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gif
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My moment 

 

' A couple years ago i agreed to switch motherboards with a friend because i didnt have an extra GPU to use since my mobo had 2 PCI-E slots. So we do the switch and i spend 30 minutes trying to get my pc to work and absolutely freaking out. '   My friend stops laughing walks up and plugs the GPU 6 pin in -_-

 

 

Another recent moment

 

" I had an old dell case for a 775 Dell. I had just gotten all my parts for my OCN build . I decided to to a little modding so i pry out the Backplate and spend a good 30 minutes using pliers and tools to get it out and im super stoked.

 

Walk over and the mobo was to big for the case  4 Expansion on a 7 slot mobo doh.gif

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A few years ago I was working on a micro build with a Q6600 in it that was going to require a huge heatsink to cool decently (I forget the name but it was a monster from CoolerMaster I think). I was waiting on the CPU but I had everything else - so I thought I'd just build everything and then be ready to drop in the chip and go when it arrived. I got everything assembled and then decided to fab up a support for the cooler because I was afraid it would be too heavy just using the MB bracket for support - so I just bolted the cooler in with the socket cover in place and built a nice support for it.

Work got crazy and my CPU order was delayed and finally cancelled - small shop - so I set it to the side. Once work calmed down I saw it in the corner of my office and thought "hey, let's get that bad boy fired up and play some games now that I have some free time". It took nearly two hours of cursing, swapping memory, PSU, power cables connected and reconnected, lots of swearing, etc... then it hit me why the damn thing wasn't booting. doh.gif
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Originally Posted by Bdebrooke View Post

the mobo was to big for the case  4 Expansion on a 7 slot mobo doh.gif

Small mobo, big case = good
Small case, big mobo = not good
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Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post

then it hit me why the damn thing wasn't booting. doh.gif

smile.gif Now there's something I've never done before.
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Originally Posted by Whatts View Post

smile.gif Now there's something I've never done before.

It's actually a pretty easy thing to do when you're working on a few dozen systems at once (although it does require you putting the cooler on so you can't just look and see) - I'd put so many CPUs on so many MB's by the time I got back to working on something for myself... that I simply 'remembered' putting the CPU in... it just hadn't actually happened. biggrin.gif
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When I first built my LD case loop, I was pouring the water in the res and then I had the wait a minute moment when my feet started to get wet. There was a leek from one of the RADs and it had pooled in the bottom of the case and came out though one of the case mounting holes all over my feet tongue.gif
Edited by driftingforlife - 2/25/13 at 7:17am
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Best:
A few years ago i upgraded from an Athlon 64 x2 to a Phenom II x4 965. I was setting my FSB to set my RAM to it's overclocked settings and didn't think about looking at the CPU. Started up windows without a problem and did a few runs of prime95 to make sure everything was stable. After I was done testing I looked at CPUz and noticed my CPU was at 4GHz.

Funniest:
My computer would connect to my network and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. In windows it was saying my network cable was unplugged even though it wasn't, and when it stopped saying that it wouldn't get an internet connection. I then went through hours of troubleshooting and was getting very frustrated. Not thinking I searched for the exact problem on google and found an article on exactly what my problem was. Read about half way through and then realized that it was now working connected... Windows still said my cable was unplugged, not sure what that was about.
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These are from a few months ago.

I had some BIOS problems with my Rampage IV Extreme so I decided to swap the BIOS chips (board has dual bios), everything went fine as usual until I turned the PC on saw smoke coming from under the BIOS chip and smelled something was burning. So I quickly unplugged everything and it took me about 10 minutes to realize that for some reason I had put the BIOS chip to its socket backwards. After that it was a single BIOS RIVE.

A short while after that using the same board I took apart my cooling system, cleaned the CPU, quickly insulated the socket again and installed the evap on the CPU again without realizing that there was some water left in the socket. After turning the computer on and finally disassembling it again because it wasn't working I found out that my CPU socket looked like someone had taken a blowtorch to it.

Needless to say the board is dead and no RMA was even tried that day.
 
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post #9 of 15
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Not thinking I searched for the exact problem on google and found an article on exactly what my problem was. Read about half way through and then realized that it was now working connected...

Googling why your internet connection isn't working, nice wink.gif

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Needless to say the board is dead and no RMA was even tried that day.

Ouch, those Rampage IV Extremes don't come cheap mad.gif
post #10 of 15
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When I first built my LD case loop, I was pouring the water in the res and then I had the wait a minute moment when my feet started to get wet. There was a leek from one of the RADs and it had pooled in the bottom of the case and came out though one of the case mounting holes all over my feet tongue.gif

Did kind of the same thing once when I didn't put the sump plug back in my bike before pouring in new oil rolleyes.gif
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