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??? I dunno about the rest of you, but problems or not, my first build was less than an hour. And I was like 15, with no experience/certs/training. That includes wire management and I did have problems arise (heatsink on the cpu didnt make full contact due to ****ty push pins)

Maybe ya'll werent as excited as I was.

Anyways 15 hours is a breeze if your truly passionate about computers, like you say you are. That doesnt mean exaggerating times either..
You must just be special.....JK. But good job none the less.

It doesn't take a certificate to build a PC, just a bit of exploration but I know what you mean. I remember when my father took me in to select parts when I was 14 years old for my first build and that was 13 years ago now. But back in those days there was no such thing as cable management and all this stuff.
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install a water setup for the first time that can easy take 5-6 hrs to get it all right cutting all the tubing perfect and leak testing and hiding all the cables so it looks nice.
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Good advice to you- as I was in a technology magnet program at my highschool, is to actually go about the project as a true project. Document everything from research: pros and cons to products you purchased and why. I can easily put in 15hrs just in research of parts, reading reviews, tests and comparisons. Plan how you want to route the cables and make it look neat. What a lot of people miss or overlook with computers is how they work. People take them for granted, and its those who may not know how to build a computer are the ones who pay someone to repair them. Knowledge is the first step to doing something on your own.

Case modding is surprisingly easy. Its easiest to- like always make a plan. Do a 3D sketch of what you want the case to look like. Google sketchup is great for this (free). Then more research goes into how to go about the mod- from materials to use, how to fabricate the pieces and mount things. Again all research and planning can easily take up the 15hours. With my current work log, I played with my 3D design for hours on end figuring what else to do/add. You see your plan develop and when you work on it, its amazing to see it resemble your original design.
Its as easy as using a dremel to cut out some holes for wires to feed through to make it look neater.

OCN is a great resource for information- both personal experiences,research from members and links we post. Read through threads and also read the stickies in the overclocking threads, great walkthroughs there! I didnt know anything about overclocking, but its a trial and error process. My advice is do one thing at a time and see/document the effect it had. Dont go changing, RAM frequencies, Hypertransport speed, cpu speed, and voltages. You dont know which might have caused your computer to crash/reboot.

I wish you best of luck, and hope that what I said is helpful in any way. Feel free to ask questions in other threads too.
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