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Old 04-12-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default What's the hardest part of building a PC?

For those of you who have built a PC before, what was the hardest part?
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Default Re: What's the hardest part of building a PC?

Picking out the parts.
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For those of you who have built a PC before, what was the hardest part?
Getting the heatsink on any Core 2 processors!
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:32 PM   #4
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Really? From what I've seen, getting the PSU to all its proper slots and places and plugs seems hardest; i.e, proper wiring
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:35 PM   #5
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Screwing things in.
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Getting the heatsink on any Core 2 processors!
Haha, yeah those Intel push pins are useless .
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Picking out the parts.
Exactly.
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Haha, yeah those Intel push pins are useless .
2nd hardest is typing in the windows product key right, always takes alot of effort.
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:00 PM   #9
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2nd hardest is typing in the windows product key right, always takes alot of effort.
I recall mine from memory. I've done that much work since I started messing around with PC's nearly a year ago.

The hardest part of a PC build for me is selecting the parts that you want. They're is so much to choose from.

Putting it together is the fun part
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Getting the heatsink on any Core 2 processors!
yep very ppor design on any 775 stock heatsink
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:14 PM   #11
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I for one enjoy picking parts and trying to get the best performance for my money.
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I for one enjoy picking parts and trying to get the best performance for my money.
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And then getting everything to mesh right and getting a good stable overclock w/ reasonable temps.
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:42 PM   #13
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The hardest part for me is waiting for the parts to be shipped
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i got mine from a store , on the spot.
but then i had to wait for someone to come around and guide me through ,i could have done it buy myself but if i do something wrong i could have wasted $2000.
but anyways all the parts like 8800gts were just sitting in my room for 3 days Agh, so tempting
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I must have spent an hour trying to get the 1 pin connectors into the right place on my first computer, hooking it up can be a pain too with wires tunneling behind my desk.
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THOSE FING PUSH PINS. I broke 3 of them. I had to take some off the intel stock cooler just so I could mount the heatsink fan.
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Installing the OS, drivers, etc
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Finding the money to pay for components.
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Thats a reason I got the tuniq tower. No clips and looks like an easy install. Hardest part looks like getting all your cables situated just right i.e. cable management.
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