zzcool Posted December 14, 2013 Share Posted December 14, 2013 Hello, i recently finished building my most expensive pc i've ever built, But i had a few problems and since i overthink and worry i thought i'd ask about it as it might calm me down. Firstly the cpu was not clean so i rubbed my finger to remove spots etc this is bad from what i understand, is it anything to worry about? Second off the I/O shieldplate i've always hated those, once i put in the motherboard i had a hard time alligning it with the plate resulting in the soft layer being damaged in the edges of the connection holes. In the end the plate was still not perfectly alligned despite the motherboard being screwed in correctly, (i seriously wish these plates would come inbuilt in the case i hate them so much) When i installed my h100i cooler i spent 30 min or so trying to get it on straight, so i took it off and pushed it back on a few timers obviously spreading the pre applied fluid not sure what you call those too tired to remember. When i gave up i found out that the screws alligned it automatically. Then when the pc was finished i started it only to be faced with a cpu fan error, turns out i had forgotten the power for all cpu cooler fans the pc was turned on for a few seconds without any cpu cooling i had only connected the 3 pin connectors. And lastly when i tried to move the finished pc my arms couldn't take it (900d with 780 ti sli) so they gave up i dropped it an inch to the floor i still held it but my arms dropped it while holding it, even worse is my fingers accidently turned it on 1 second before i dropped it. though the pc didn't have a mechanical harddrive connected so i doubt any component could be damaged by such a thing. Now my question is did any of these issues i came across do any permanent damage or am i worrying for nothing? i can also say that theres a red light turning on near the 24 pin connector but theres no error or anything on the screen i don't know what it means i know how to build a computer but i always forget things since i put a minimum of 1-2 years before i build again so i am very rusty Last time when i built a pc i slipped with the cpu socket closing arm so the cpu disconnected. This did no damage but yeah i need to build pc's more often, i regret not taking my time to build my current super expensive one and being more careful, it works so i don't think any of it did damage but to make me sleep better at night i ask here it is ALWAYS that stupid I/O shieldplate that frustrates me so much i get angry. it never fits correctly and pops out on one side while installing the motherboard how i hate them. I have yet to started using the pc as i can't move the thing to my room, i need help from my dad theres nowhere to grip it either it may be a beautiful but it is HUGE. This is the finished build, i am very happy with how it turned out despite the stupid plate at the back not being alligned perfectly with the connections the clear cmos buttons etc are not even sticking out of that plate sure you can press them but they are inside the plate i tried to correct this but the motherboard despite unscrewing all screws i could find would not move so i eventually gave up after i lightly tried to gently lift it off with minimum force. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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