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I just read this entire thread at work...I have to say there are some defenite wins in it...I have 2 DOH!!!! moments myself..This first was on my first build..I got everything finished all my wires hidden and double checked everything so I thought I did...I plugged in my psu turned it on and hit the power button and absolutely nothing...I went over everything for a good hour and a half(by this time my stomach was in a knot and the cold sweats began taking over) to find out I forgot to plug in the 4 pin power connector.It worked like a charm after that...The second was on my daughters pc...I was just finishing it up when the phone rang and it was the mother-in-law(for the married guys you know the reprecussions if you don't answer that call) I forgot what I was doing put the side panel on and turned it on..It powered up but that was it...I was in the process of plugging the HD in when the phone rang and completely forgot to go back and do it..
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I'm going to have to go with visiting OCN after buying a prebuilt. True story. Years ago I spent $2500 of my hard earned cash on a Dell XPS 400. Started browsing the web for PC enthusiast sites. Found OCN and oh how little did I know. The plus side about that machine was it got me into computers and my mistake fueled me into learning how to build my own.
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LOVE ALLTHE THINGS EVERY ONE HAS DONE WRO NG MAKES ME FEEL LIKE IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO FORGETS. THE LAST BUILD I DID I DID TO DUMB THINGS. FIRST I BOUGHT A GRAPHICS CARD BECAUSE I THOUGH IT WAS A STEAL ON THE PRICE. WRONG LASTED A WEEK BEFORE I WENT AND BOUGHT A NEW ONE. SECOND IS I BOUGHT A HUGE COOLER FOR THE CPU AND GOT IT ALL IN TO FIND I COULD NOT PUT MY SIDE COVER ON OVER IT, TO ADD TO THIS I HAD A TEMP SENSOR TO TAPE AT THE BASE OF THE COOLER AND FOR GOT TO DO IT AND HAD TO TAKE IT ALL BACK OUT AGAIN. THAT MADE ME FEEL PRETTY DUMB.
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post #144 of 156
... to install NFS SHIFT 2.
I had to rage quit the whole rig, went and then turn on the PC...

That "GAME" is one heck of a substitute for killing a sane person.
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post #145 of 156
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LOVE ALLTHE THINGS EVERY ONE HAS DONE WRO NG MAKES ME FEEL LIKE IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO FORGETS. THE LAST BUILD I DID I DID TO DUMB THINGS. FIRST I BOUGHT A GRAPHICS CARD BECAUSE I THOUGH IT WAS A STEAL ON THE PRICE. WRONG LASTED A WEEK BEFORE I WENT AND BOUGHT A NEW ONE. SECOND IS I BOUGHT A HUGE COOLER FOR THE CPU AND GOT IT ALL IN TO FIND I COULD NOT PUT MY SIDE COVER ON OVER IT, TO ADD TO THIS I HAD A TEMP SENSOR TO TAPE AT THE BASE OF THE COOLER AND FOR GOT TO DO IT AND HAD TO TAKE IT ALL BACK OUT AGAIN. THAT MADE ME FEEL PRETTY DUMB.
Hold off on the caps please...
post #146 of 156
....realizing you didn't use motherboard standoffs and instead screwed the motherboard straight to the case Ya I actually did that about 8 years ago on my first custom build, the funny part is that I didn't even know enough to understand that it was grounding out, I thought I got a DOA board, lol
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....realizing you didn't use motherboard standoffs and instead screwed the motherboard straight to the case Ya I actually did that about 8 years ago on my first custom build, the funny part is that I didn't even know enough to understand that it was grounding out, I thought I got a DOA board, lol
Did this on my first build, the board worked fine must have just been resilient. I think my worst mistake was not fully plugging in my 24pin and shorting my board permanently.
    
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Happened here: Left the side open and my cat took a peek and sniff- and since it was a dry day, a spark went from her nose to the video card. Goodbye TI4200. You will be missed.

Cat was quickly forgiven, however. 'tis the power of cats!
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post #150 of 156
-The worst thing to do is to replace all your regular fans with Delta 5000 RPM fans and than either trow your cat or put your finger inside them, than you will see what I mean.
If you decide to trow the cat in there, make sure you rub its fur on a carpet for a while.

-The wost thing to do in a water cooling pc is to forget to secure all the hoses and turn on the pc.
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