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Old March 16, 2008, 09:26 AM
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DO NOT use a compressed air can to clean out the dust from a case when your face is inside.

DO NOT
Apply thermal compound with a small paintbrush

DO NOT try to post your system with 12v ATX plug stuffed beside your 20-pin powersupply connector on your motherboard to get the nessesary 24 pins

DO NOT check the cfm rating of a vantec tornado by sticking your finger in it while it on!! (stitches ensue )
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Old March 16, 2008, 09:57 AM
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if i have carpet everywhere ,
where do i stand then?
Stand in barefeet no socks.
Thats the trick.
Same situation here I do it ALWAYS!!
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Old March 16, 2008, 10:17 PM
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Old March 17, 2008, 01:47 AM
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tomorrow i will be build my first mobo
this has helped alot
so far i have only taken a computer apart and also only know how to do upgrades such as ram and harddrives and videocard. The only thing i havent done is installing a CPU and the HSF
any advice is welcome
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Old March 17, 2008, 02:19 AM
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tomorrow i will be build my first mobo
this has helped alot
so far i have only taken a computer apart and also only know how to do upgrades such as ram and harddrives and videocard. The only thing i havent done is installing a CPU and the HSF
any advice is welcome
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Old March 17, 2008, 09:58 AM
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If you need to drink while doing something (ie taking apart a laptop, which can be very time consuming if you are careful) use a child's sippie cup thingie. The cups you give to babies, so that they dont get juice everywhere...
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Dont put the side panel back on the case untill at LEAST 20 mins after you "think" your done installing everything, overclocking, or benchmarking.

unless you dont mind having to take it off and put it back on over and over again ;)
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Old March 19, 2008, 07:06 PM
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Do:
-Make an attempt to learn how to build a pc (read online guides, past posts, motherboard manual, and more!)
-Always think of all the problems you can run into with your specific part combination (e.g. google your motherboard model and video card with keywords: problems, issues, and incompatibility)
-Make a specific list of what you'd want in a pc before requesting someone to make you a list of parts (e.g gaming at 80fps on high resolutions, e-sata, overclocking, Home Theatre capability, and etc.)
-purchase your parts at a local shop since it will be easier to exchange and refund unless you're the most patient person in the world

Don't:
-Rely on a forum as your tech support for your all your problems with parts... the manufacturers have a knowledge base, faq, and a phone line to address your issues!
-Do anything fancy until you've confirmed stability and performance with memtest and the usuals
-Assume building a pc is easy. It requires a lot of dexterity and a lot of time during your first build.
-Insult others for not responding to your "Hardware Problem Related" post in 2 minutes
-Ignore past posts with similar problems and hardware (THE SEARCH BUTTON EXISTS FOR A REASON!!!)

My points are focused on the minor still from highschool or junior high because we know there are more kids on the internet than adults, right?
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Old March 19, 2008, 10:46 PM
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-purchase your parts at a local shop since it will be easier to exchange and refund unless you're the most patient person in the world
I disagree, while being able to return a part quickly is a plus paying the surcharge that you are going to pay isn't worth it. Do your homework before you buy, then take the money you would have paid to a local shop and put it toward better parts. While there is a few exceptions most local stores are 20-40% more. Plus if you are like me any of the local shops are complete idiots. ( No you Fing moron SDRAM is not faster than DDR)
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