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Anyways... the most stupid thing I ever did was not using duct tape when doing cable management behind the mobo tray, later I realized that it's very uselful
Ah you genius, I actually never thought of this, doing it tonoight

^That is the stupidist thing I have done
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you would be correct i still forget to flip the switch back on
Don't worry me too. I mounted my Cathodes yesterday and was wondering why are they not powering up. Found out 2 mistakes... 1) They weren't pluged in into the PSU 2) I did not click the button.
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I think everyone did these mistakes.
This is true, but not everyone makes that mistake when they're first building.
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This is true, but not everyone makes that mistake when they're first building.
We should make a form asking everyone if they ever did that!
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post #45 of 334
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Don't worry me too. I mounted my Cathodes yesterday and was wondering why are they not powering up. Found out 2 mistakes... 1) They weren't pluged in into the PSU 2) I did not click the button.
lol good one

yeah i think the reason we all still make small mistakes like that is because we are so accustomed to everything being in the right place due to our knowledge so we just overlook small things.
 
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You sir got the point! We do these mistakes, cause we think that we do not do mistakes... (I hope that this makes sense )
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first time i built a comp i didn't use thermal paste. i just slapped the heatsink on top and thought it'd b okay. my dad bought me a book about building one but they didn't even mention it. i guess they assumed i was going w/ a retail cpu so it would come with preapplied paste... any how yeah.. it didn't work. not because i didn't apply some but because I forgot to used spacers.
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You sir got the point! We do these mistakes, cause we think that we do not do mistakes... (I hope that this makes sense )
indeed it makes sense!
 
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post #49 of 334
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mine would be installing the motherboard and PSU backwards.
Me?

Oh mine was REALLY stupid but was done with a complete machine e-e



When I had my 4850 (and it cost 165 bucks a pop) I rebuilt machine and I had no video.


I looked in my PC and saw my video card's power was left unplugged, so WHILE MY PC WAS STILL ON I plugged it back in.

Poof went my video card D:
 
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1. Not plugging in the 8-pin mobo wire, 2. buying a refurbished psu, 3. spending over $2k CAD on sig rig, and not having a SSD OR heatsink, buying led fans, somehow broke half the sata power connectors on my psu, and the SATA connector on my HDD (still works)
umm... touching metal to my freshly RMA'd 5770 while my rig was on (makes a weird noise on occasion, but otherwise works fine), expected a london drugs employee to repair my laptop properly and in a timely manner, did i mention not researching parts properly before buying my desktop?
*sigh* I think that's it... ohya, and I have forgotten to flip the switch on my psu a few times now >.>
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