Stupid Lesson Learned

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Stupid Lesson Learned

Postby sgkean » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:12 pm

Ok, so I've been doing some remodeling around the house. The other day, I must have left my small sledge hammer (only a 5lb one) on the shelf above my keyboard. When you have a bunch of kids slamming doors throughout the house, this isn't a good thing. Came home today to find the sledgehammer on the floor, where it was waiting for the next thing to be destroyed. On the way down, it decided to land on my TT Challenger Pro keyboard! ARGH! So now it's off to look for a new gaming keyboard LOL
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Re: Stupid Lesson Learned

Postby Major_A » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:22 pm

That sucks. But at least you now have an excuse to try another keyboard.
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Re: Stupid Lesson Learned

Postby KnightRid » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:58 am

Smack some asses and tell those kids to stop slamming doors! Yea, I am a mean parent lol
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Re: Stupid Lesson Learned

Postby sgkean » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:07 am

Yea, very true...I'm picky about my keyboard, so who knows what I'll check out. Might just switch back to my old natural one for a while.

So what stupid lesson's have you all learned after some piece of computer hardware got ruined?
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Re: Stupid Lesson Learned

Postby Kaos Kid » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:46 pm

Don't try to use an older 20-pin PSU with a mobo that requires 24-pin, even if it seems like it works at first :oops:
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Re: Stupid Lesson Learned

Postby Sporg » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:50 pm

1) No matter how hard you pull on that card, if it's screwed in, then it's probably not coming out. And if it does come out, chances are it's only parts of said card.

2) If you hook up the power to a floppy drive and it's off a pin there's a good chance the factory smoke will get out and cables will melt.

3) If you set up a water cooled rig, do a proper leak test. I lost an audio card because I ignored a nagging feeling in the back of my head to check the fittings on the video card. A week of the occasional sizzle sounds and the audio card died. Proper leak test and keeping an eye on suspect fittings can go a long way. Also, running a screw into the rad can cause problems...oh, and watch out for turtles when crossing a road...trippy little bastards.
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Re: Stupid Lesson Learned

Postby sgkean » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:50 pm

Sporg wrote:3) If you set up a water cooled rig, do a proper leak test. I lost an audio card because I ignored a nagging feeling in the back of my head to check the fittings on the video card. A week of the occasional sizzle sounds and the audio card died. Proper leak test and keeping an eye on suspect fittings can go a long way. Also, running a screw into the rad can cause problems...oh, and watch out for turtles when crossing a road...trippy little bastards.


Probably my #1 fear in doing a water cooled system...leaks.
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