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once it's built the worst thing is; fire up some free pr0n, start rubbing one out. only to be caught but your g/f. then as you are pulling up your pants, running to explain; the cords are tangled on you and pull that sucker to the ground, lol.

don't hate me. i am just bored at work and sick of the Fermi threads.

actually it's come on here to OCN posting some pics. only to notice someone just got bigger better for cheaper.
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Worst thing ever...Installing Mac OS X ..
!!!
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Quote:
Worst thing ever...Installing Mac OS X ..
!!!
second.

the second worse thing to do is install windows vista...boy did I learn...
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Putting everything together and on the last screw, it falls out into the abyss of the case. You try to shake it out but no luck. So you take everything back out to find the screw only to find it somehow snaked its way back out of the case and across the table. Now you get to put it all back together again.
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Another one (true story, very recent)...

Putting everything together, getting the OS installed. Next I went to overclocking. Made 3.4GHz, 3.6GHz no problem. 3.8.. started to get dicey. 4.0GHz and it looks stable then *POP* the breaker trips. Apparently the breaker it was on is also shared by the wall that has the entertainment center, tv, the game systems and another computer.

Basically two of the outside walls of the house were on the same breaker..

I eventually ended up running a 50ft extension cord halfway across the house to get it away from the outlets shared by the kitchen appliances and the entertainment center. Upgraded the breaker to a 30A a week later and now everything is good.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xserpint View Post
Putting everything together and on the last screw, it falls out into the abyss of the case. You try to shake it out but no luck. So you take everything back out to find the screw only to find it somehow snaked its way back out of the case and across the table. Now you get to put it all back together again.
Ah man that sucks.

I've lost a screw in my PSU a few times and recently kept loosing a few of the screws for the 5.25" bays. Took forever to get. I could hear them rattling at the bottom of the case when I tipped it from side to side but wasn't able to see it. Finally out of desperation I tipped the case almost upside down and it feel out.

post #137 of 156
Put it in basement while on vacation (to avoid theft) and have basement flood.



I've lost computers before to flooded basements. Luckily for me, they were old computers.
    
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....after install windows 7 on new motherboard
and the dvd only comes for vista and i go to firefox and the
the Ethernet dont work then i try the vista but gives me error
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post #139 of 156
not overclocking it

=)
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...hooking up high-quality headphones to that onboard sound after windows 7 decided to reject your old $130 Creative EMU10K1 investment, then finding out Creative never made Win7 signed drivers for it and just wanted me to buy an Asus Xonar in the first place.
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