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I put the PSU upside down in my case and was pissed that the screw holes didn't line up. I had my PSU secured with twist ties run through the grating for a while until someone told me I had it upside down...
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post #262 of 334
Buy and IDE DVD burner instead of SATA when my motherboard didnt have an IDE connector.

Had to send it back and order a SATA drive. had to wait a week to play BC2
post #263 of 334
pressing the reset button instead of the power button to turn it on and spending half an hour messing around with front panel headers unnecessarily.
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post #264 of 334
didnt connect the cpu cooling fan power plug, thankfully it didnt burn out
    
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post #265 of 334
didnt screw my new graphics card down, powered the system up and when i went to plug in video cable, the card lifted ever so slighty and burnt out the tracks around the slot
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post #266 of 334
getting my knuckle(s) caught in my case fan.
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post #267 of 334
Forgot to apply thermal paste in the correct areas on an old GPU. cost me like 300 dollars
    
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post #268 of 334
I remember when I bought the Zalman VF 900 to put on my 7600GT
Everyone was saying "DONT PUT IT ON TOO TIGHT", so I barely turned the screws at all.

Poof.
It wasn't really even making contact..

I think when I was young I was swapping out CPU's and was lazy "Oh I'll just hold the heatsink on there, it will be alright". Same thing happened, poof. RIP 1.2 Athlon T-bird.
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post #269 of 334
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post

I remember when I bought the Zalman VF 900 to put on my 7600GT
Everyone was saying "DONT PUT IT ON TOO TIGHT", so I barely turned the screws at all.

Poof.
It wasn't really even making contact..

I think when I was young I was swapping out CPU's and was lazy "Oh I'll just hold the heatsink on there, it will be alright". Same thing happened, poof. RIP 1.2 Athlon T-bird.


Ouch.

Also: NECROMANCY TO THE EXTREME. biggrin.gif

 

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post #270 of 334
Cross threaded screws... maybe not the worst but I absolutely hate it when it happens.
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