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PC wouldnt turn on, rebuilt entire thing then saw that the wall plug socket wasn't on :I
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for got to put th io sheild plate
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for got to put th io sheild plate
Heck, I purposely omit those things sometimes because they're such a pain and mostly useless.
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purchased a raven case....... thinking i could water cool with it? to bad even tho it was stupid its the best case going it looks like the s**t
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Heck, I purposely omit those things sometimes because they're such a pain and mostly useless.
just makes it look a bit better but yeah it can be a little PITA to install it
 
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post #236 of 334
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I installed the standoffs into my case, and then put the motherboard on. I then started screwing in the screws that came with my motherboard into the standoffs that came with the case. Little did I know they were slightly different in size, and the screws were really hard to get in. I got frustrated and used force to get the screws in. I thought everything was good until I needed to take the board out, and as I unscrewed the screws, the standoffs came with it! I had to get a pair of pliers on one side of the board, and the screw driver on the other to get them out.

I'm surprised nothing was damaged. Computer parts are tougher than you think, they can take quite a bit of abuse. That's why building your computer is so possible for the average person, because if you mess up, chances are you're fine. Everyone messes up in one way or another at one point in time.
happened to me
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trying to boot a 3.6ghz p4 with a fanless heatsink (some other guy actually put the heatsink on)
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Formatting the wrong 500GB drive in windows setup, i have 2 x 250GB Drives in RAID 0, = 500GB and a single 500GB drive. RAID is for windows etc, backed everything up on my single 500 then went into windows setup, and formatted the single 500 and not the RAID 500, needless to say, the single 500 only had about 50GB free space so it was FULL. I am still (about 4 months later) still trying to find stuff i lost.
   
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post #239 of 334
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I installed the standoffs into my case, and then put the motherboard on. I then started screwing in the screws that came with my motherboard into the standoffs that came with the case. Little did I know they were slightly different in size, and the screws were really hard to get in. I got frustrated and used force to get the screws in. I thought everything was good until I needed to take the board out, and as I unscrewed the screws, the standoffs came with it! I had to get a pair of pliers on one side of the board, and the screw driver on the other to get them out.

I'm surprised nothing was damaged. Computer parts are tougher than you think, they can take quite a bit of abuse. That's why building your computer is so possible for the average person, because if you mess up, chances are you're fine. Everyone messes up in one way or another at one point in time.
Oh I hated when that happened to me. It was hard getting a really tight grip on the standoff with my cheap multitool pliers while holding the motherboard vertical while turning the screw driver.


Ohh one other thing I just did. I made a ghetto fan to Molex converter, when I tried to remove the fan the wires shorted and my PC shut off.
Edited by myuusmeow - 6/28/10 at 9:04pm
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Pulled a dimm out while the system was on. i was 13. meh. thing fried.
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