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Finding out you need to flash the BIOS for your CPU, and then upon flashing the BIOS it becomes corrupt, forcing you to RMA the entire board.
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The worst thing to do is plug in the molex connector to your DVD drive AFTER you turn the computer on...big zappy fireworks happen (did it to my friends PC)
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Realizing that after all this time, the PS3 will actually get a price cut this year.
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Is loose the IO shield, then find it the day after the mobo has been installed. True story.
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post #85 of 156
The worst thing you can do after building a computer is have the friend you built it for say they they don't have the money and don't want it. This actually happened to me. It was somewhat my fault though. I was fixing a friends old P4 computer and she asked me about my computer. I told her I build my own so I can customize and overclock them. She said I should have you build me one. She just didn't have the money right now. So thinking it would take me a good while to collect all the parts from multiple sources. Why not get a start on it? She would probably have the money by the time I finished it. Not a good idea.

The best thing you can do after building a computer is overclock or unlock cores on it so it outperforms a CPU costing twice as much. I just love this. My record so far percentage wise is an E2140 overclocked from 1.6GHz to 3.2GHz on stock volts, yes you read that right, a 100% OC or double the clock speed on stock volts. I got it on eBay and it came out of an upgraded Dell no less. My record for unlocking cores is a dual-core unlocked to a quad-core. Can you say a $58 quad (that's what I paid for my 550BE on eBay). Just call it a Phenom II X4 975BE.

Welcome to overclock.net (OCN) Stabwound. REP+ to you for an excellent thread idea. I LOLed at some of the comments in here.
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post #86 of 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawk-nVidia View Post
Smash your new rig after seeing...

GOD I hate those!
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... having to wait till next weekend to tinker with it.
post #88 of 156
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Originally Posted by urgrandpasdog View Post
The worst thing to do after building a computer is to chuck it into a volcano.
heh i chucked in 3 vantec volcano's in my basement 1 rig
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post #89 of 156
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
Finding out you need to flash the BIOS for your CPU, and then upon flashing the BIOS it becomes corrupt, forcing you to RMA the entire board.
I've hot swapped bios chips several times w/ socket 7, A, 370 for a different pc that had bad bios flashes, there are even companies that will sell you your own bios chip flashed to the most current version. sorry @ work pc don't have link here, i should start re-using online bookmarks again.
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Forgeting to put on the Mobo Standoffs. <_>
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