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This wasn't for a new built but i thought my 8800GT died out and got my self a 5770 and it was my PSU that was dying. Well good thing that came out got a new PSU and a bad ass 5770.
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Forgetting to plug in the PSU to the wall socket and wondering why the computer won't turn on. And then diagnose it as the PSU as DOA and returned a perfectly working PSU to NewEgg while driving to the nearest Fry's/Microcenter to buy a new PSU because you can't wait for NewEgg to replace the PSU. DOH!!!
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post #123 of 156
This one happened recently on my back-up rig.

I was changing the coolant in my H²O setup (very easily on this rig) and after refilling it and testing it for leaks, the computer would not post. The video card began screeching as if the power cable wasn't plugged in or something.

Luckily I was able to problem solve quickly and determined that one of the PCIe ports on my Corsair HX620 was bad. None of my cables were locking correctly so causing it to short and thus couldn't power up my rig.

Corsair support on the other hand was amazing. Took about a week or so to get my RMA completed and when opening up package I found they replaced the HX620 with a HX650.
post #124 of 156
My Friend thought that RAM and CPU's could be hot-swappable. a good i7 died that day. so did some ram. RIP computer parts who've died due to stupid stuff.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bootscamp View Post
My Friend thought that RAM and CPU's could be hot-swappable. a good i7 died that day. so did some ram. RIP computer parts who've died due to stupid stuff.
wow..who the hell would think that? thats just common sense.

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The power goes out for 4 days. (true story)
....wow lol i guess you spent some quality time with a book and candle
 
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post #126 of 156
picking up the last parts for your rig off of craigslist with your dad. get home to mom's and realize you left the stupid heat-sink in the trunk! then wait two weeks to go back to dad's.

#2
you get your last component from UPS right as the bus comes to get you. then you have to think about all the overclocking you could be doing for 8 hours at school.
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Dry humping it... Wait what?
    
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This was how I learned about ESD:

Did a video card upgrade one time (FX5200 if you must ask). Closed it all up and put the case back in place at desk and hooked up all the wires to the back. Turn it on and I'm hearing what's similar to having a card on your bicycle going prrrrrr. Turned it off immediately, looked inside case (window), and didn't see anything. Turn it on again and yet again... prrrrrr. Looked inside without turning it off and find that a wire was rest on a fan. I was too lazy to turn off rig, unhook all wires, and pull case back out of desk. So I just opened it up and reached inside... ZAP!
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The worst thing to do after building a new computer is...look at your bank statement.
    
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