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Originally Posted by Atomix099 View Post
The worst thing u can do is to forget to install the mobo standoffs & directly bolt the mobo to the case... All its going to take is one button to blow ur entire mobo...
One button...to rule them all!


Anyway, I think the worst thing is standing over it and while being as excited as your are...you end up drooling all over your components.
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post #112 of 156
#1: Assembly mistake such as: "oh look the pushpin popped out"... after installing windows.

#2: thinking you're done

bench bench bench
-"it's too hot I'm gonna lap the HSF"
-"that video card would work so much better"
bench bench bench
-"it's still too hot, I'm buying a RM and putting my old Thermalright heatsink on it"
bench bench bench
-"time to test stability"
test test *POP* = buy new power supply
test test pass!
-"still too hot. Get low end watercooling kit"
overclock
test test pass!
bench bench bench
-"that new operating system looks nice"
sound card not compatible, use onboard ~bzzzz~
network adapter not compatible, force supposedly nonexistent vista drivers into 7
mainboard-based overclock not stable
old overclock software not compatible, try others
corrupted windows, reinstall
install software the right way this time
test test test pass!
bench bench bench
overclock test test test pass!
SMP fold fold fold ...3 hrs later crash
voltage up test test test

come to this site again... haha
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post #113 of 156
.... forgetting u have ran out of electricity

.... letting the misses have a "play"

.... have no os to install

.... put it under a desk out of site

.... realising a AM3 socket cpu does not fit into a 1336 board

.... reaising the cracking from the ram slots was a bad idea

.... realised that watercooling from a hose directly pointing towards an uncoverd cpu is a messy and disatourous idea
post #114 of 156
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Actually the worst thing to do is to grab your cat and rub it viciously across the carpet finally throwing it in your case at your board and watching it trying to claw its way out.
Animal cruelty. I hate you sir
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The power goes out for 4 days. (true story)
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post #116 of 156
Learning that you forgot to take the leprechaun out of the case
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post #117 of 156
Remembering that the i7 you got wasn't an actual CPU, but in fact a display model.
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post #118 of 156
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Originally Posted by Hawk-nVidia View Post
Smash your new rig after seeing...

delete the gvs.sys it's a Trojan there you are
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post #119 of 156
Completely disassemble it and RMA the mobo, when the whole time it was a faulty stick of ram
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Completely disassemble it and RMA the mobo, when the whole time it was a faulty stick of ram
I've done this. It was a sad, sad moment in my life. (I pay much more attention to everything now lol)
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