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What was your toughest build

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This is a pretty simple answer for me. It was this build. I had 2 bad Asrock boards, the first had bent pins in the socket, the second wouldn't run my Asus 6850's in Crossfire. Once I got my MSI board, Crossfire worked fine. Well after that it was time to go back to a single card. I had 2 Gigabyte 7950 cards that had issues. The first was causing BSOD and graphical anomalies on the screen, the second wouldn't overclock at all.

After getting all the fixed and running, I made the jump to water cooling with a Corsair H110. After 2 weeks, the pump failed on that unit, took it back and got the H220 which just got in stock at MC. Overall, this build took me over a month to get done to my standards, but in the end it was worth it.
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Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 Sandisk Ultra Plus Pioneer DVD 
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Cooler Master 212 EVO Windows Ultimate 64 Qnix QX2710 Cooler Master V700 
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Rebuilding my second rig after my socket A mobo died on me (Sempron 1 GHz OC to 2.1 it was a golden chip man, but needed to push like 2.2 volts through the thing lol). I replaced it with a Pentium 4 @ 1.7 GHz, OC to somewhere near 2.4 I guess, but there were a lot of problems with the Rambus RAM, the mobo didn't seem to like 400 MHz memory for some reason. After I got it all up and running, my fancy rainbow coloured PSU decided it was time for it's retirement. Replaced it with some old 350 Watt-ish one from a friend. All was well for two weeks. Then I smelled something from my case. My GeForce4 ti had gone up in smoke. Replaced it with, from the the top of my head, a Radeon 9200 or something. After that, it was a pretty nice system. Have had many hours of fun playing Colin Mcrae Rally '05.
 
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Some Asus with a really hot southbridge 8500 GT @ stock 1.5GB something, Samsung & 'Buffalo', whatever ... 250GB Hitachi Deskstar 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lol Stock w/ aftermarket 80mm fan Ubuntu 13.04 19 inch Dell & 17 inch NEC 
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Dell  Cheap Something cheap from MS TECH Rainbow 
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Red Onboard crap A lot of dust 
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Core 2 Duo E4600 Supermicro PDSBA Geforce GT 8500 OC Some Samsung and some Lenovo... 
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Hitachi Deskstar 250 GB None Intel Stock & modded GPU cooling Win7 Home Premium 
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Some 1280 x 1024 Dell and a NEC (also 1280 x 1024) A really old mechanical Dell Cooler Master 390 Watt Cheap stuff 
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It says 'Rainbow' Ikea Sweex SC015  
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AMD Athlon II X3 450 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 4GB Corsair 1333 MHz CL9 
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MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Some Asus with a really hot southbridge 8500 GT @ stock 1.5GB something, Samsung & 'Buffalo', whatever ... 250GB Hitachi Deskstar 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lol Stock w/ aftermarket 80mm fan Ubuntu 13.04 19 inch Dell & 17 inch NEC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell  Cheap Something cheap from MS TECH Rainbow 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Red Onboard crap A lot of dust 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E4600 Supermicro PDSBA Geforce GT 8500 OC Some Samsung and some Lenovo... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Deskstar 250 GB None Intel Stock & modded GPU cooling Win7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Some 1280 x 1024 Dell and a NEC (also 1280 x 1024) A really old mechanical Dell Cooler Master 390 Watt Cheap stuff 
MouseMouse PadAudio
It says 'Rainbow' Ikea Sweex SC015  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 4GB Corsair 1333 MHz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Blue 7200RPM lol Stock Arch / Xubuntu / eOS / Win7 
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XFX Pro 550W Core Edition Fractal Design Core 1000 
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