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I bought an AMD 9600 BE and thought it would be a good overclocker because it was black edition
    
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post #102 of 334
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Let's see...

1. When messing around with my 8800GTS 320MB, I plugged in only 4 of the 6 PCI-E pins (not a 4+2). I couldn't see my error with the lighting that I had, but something screached like a banshee when I turned my PC on. Still works though.

2. Plugging in the mobo's 4 pin with a 90 degree orientation...

3. I thought that the pushpins on my OCZ Vendetta 2 would be a good thing! I probably tinkered with the bastard for 5 hours through the night until I realized that I broke 3 of the 4 pushpins in anger. Somehow I got it "secure" with the mostly broken pins, but then the CPU Cooler fell off twice when I moved the case up to my desk. The dumbest thing out of that nightmare was, when I finally did get it installed and placed on my desk, that I decided to turn my PC on anyways and even stressed it with OCCT to check my work.

4. Would this qualify? Using an Asus CPU Cooler passively on a Q6600 for unknown months. The cooler completely envelops the fan so I couldn't see that it was broken, until I got a boot error saying otherwise. Temps were acceptable though.

This is kind of OT, but... putting up with four 80mm fans for 2+ years. Never again...
i understand about number 3, broke a push pin on my old intel cooler just out of sheer anger at why it was so damn difficult to put in
 
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Paid 125bucks for 2x512mb OCZ gold memory for my HP computer...back about 8 years ago...should have just bought valueram..couldnt overclock anyways.
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Had to reinstall the h50 about 2-3 times cause the manual it brought sucks!
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-Using a Xion 630W power supply to power a GTX 260. Xion PSU + GTX 260 = explosion

-Buying an ECS GF8200 Black Edition motherboard, it was horrible and it cost $80. I got my MSI K9A2 Platinum for like $60 open box and it rocks hard
     
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Dropping my screw driver in a computer that was on.
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Dropping my screw driver in a computer that was on.
how did that one turn out?
 
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post #108 of 334
One of my motherboard standoffs was loose, but I ignored it. When I moved my PC from the living room (where I had built it) to my room, it feel into the PSU fan slot and when I powered on for the first time, my PSU caught on fire. Luckily, it only killed my Asus P5Q PRO. However, it delayed my build for a year.

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post #109 of 334
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Dropping my screw driver in a computer that was on.
Oh i dropped a screw into a laptop...not sure if it did damage, but its not in my hands anymore.
I was able to hear it when i shook it.
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Today, I punctured my water cooling radiator when screwing it in. 6 times. 2 of them were all the way through..
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