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Update: Got a new wd blue hdd 1tb 7200 rpm.

First of all i bought all the components in a bundle. I know what an idiot i am but besides the point this build was a really fun learning experience for me. I got all the components from tigerdirect bundle for 495.00 i thought it was a good deal so i bought it but little do i know the hdd came back to bite me and got the CLICK OF DEATH!

Anyways getting to the build i screw'd up a LOT

1: didn't put the i/o plate in right thus the mobo wouldn't fit it baffled me for about an hour.

2: I was suppose to take the video card brackets out before i put in the mobo?

3: unplugged the cord from the outlet during test boot outside of case to turn it off.

4: Why's the processor shaky when i try to put it in the mobo?

5: MY VIDEO CARD DIDN'T COME WITH A DVI?!

6: I'm pretty tired lets just lay the mobo in the case for the nigh... WAIT WE CAN'T DO THAT OOPS too late.

7: Why won't these power cords go in?

8: I'll just install these case fans before we start building.

many more mishaps happened while building it i just can't think of them all. i'm pretty surprised i broke nothing at all and everything worked fine for 34 days until my hard drive broke just four days after i couldn't return it to tigerdirect.
That pretty much sums up a lot of it. Have any questions comment below. Explanation's for downvotes are greatly appreciated. Sorry for low camera quality.

Comments

  • 84 months ago
  • 8 points

I think the downvotes are just because you apparently didn't do a lot of research before you started. Hopefully you learned a lot from the experience though. My first build was sub optimal; it was for my friend's dad and I went over budget without getting the best value. I chose a PSU that wasn't quite powerful enough and had to get a new one. I also went with an AMD Phenom based on # of cores alone rather than looking at benchmarks. Luckily they were understanding, and not gamers so the performance wasn't that important. My second build was for myself and went MUCH better because of what I learned. I wish I could go back and be a bit more careful but I guess you've gotta make scrambled eggs a few times before you can make an ommlette.

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

Honestly i did do research on how to build the computer. i've been through the newegg videos atleast four times and i still managed to screw things up. my eggs were burnt but didn't burn down the house.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that's not so bad. It's hard to avoid a few mistakes the first time I guess. As long as it works in the end, you're fine.

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

plus one for admitting your mistakes, I definitely won't be man enough to post mine! everyone else can teach you how to improve in the future

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Cabble management

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

The case i had wasn't really first build friendly.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I know how you feel man some case are not great for cable management

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably should have watched some videos on how to properly build the system or at least read some documentation. =/

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Building a PC is MOSTLY straight-forward, but watching some videos (newegg has a great 3-parter on youtube) would have saved a TON of grief.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

i watched all three of them alot they just left out some details.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of details they left out are usually things your motherboard manual covers. Some people say skip it but the mobo manual is one of the most crucial parts of your build.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

What about lunis man

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, looks like you had an experience with your first build. Trust me, the majority of people's first computers are not the suped up monster they think it is. I thought mine was awesome until I completed my recent build. The first build is all about the learning experience, trial and error, and just having fun. If you ever decide to build a second computer, you'll be very surprised how much better it turns out just based on your first experience.

Congrats! And thanks for the laughs this morning.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

That bubble gum was intense!

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like that case?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

It's pretty good all except cable management system. I just did the best i could and left it at that. The power button and hdd activity lights up blue which is pretty cool. The case keeps all my parts cool but i did stumble upon a lot of problems which could've been easily avoidable i would go for the haf 912 if i had the choice.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

ah i take it cable management that bad means there is nothing behind the mobo tray. And those bundles.... lol but its good that you had fun. And that list of hiccups made me laugh. 4: Why's the processor shaky when i try to put it in the mobo? Oh my, when i watch people build it always sucks when they put it in the CPU