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My cousin liked my previous builds, and asked me to build him a slim ITX media and light gaming PC.
So I figure, I enjoyed building pc's, and my last builds went so smoothly....
This build didn't go smoothly...
I purchased all of the following items around US Black Friday (it shows you how long it took to get this all working!). Quickly put everything together and it worked for a good week of testing and updates before I delivered the PC.
My cousin has the computer for one whole day, and then "poof!", nothing, just a black screen and no POST.
Over the next five months I try many solutions with no luck, and end up having to RMA many different pieces of this build, before it finally booted up again.
In the end it was faulty GeIL RAM and the AMD CPU that seemed to be the culprit, it must of been a compatibility issue that caused both to not work. So this PC took a lot more money, sweat and tears to get working.
Props to Newegg for being so good during the RMA process.
In the end this a good decent build, but the pain and time wasn't worth it, until the next time that is....