So I want to build a new PC. I’ve never built one before but reading about how much more bang I could get for my buck makes me think it’d be a good idea and its something I‘d like to learn to do. I disassembled my old PC a few times and fitted new ram and a graphics card to it but I’m not sure I’m ready for doing this by myself. Realising this I’ll haul a friend who has built his own PC two or three times to help. I have a rough idea of what kind of spec and parts I want but I’m still researching it and I have no set schedule so I have plenty of time for research.
But that’s not what this thread is about. I’m here to ask you about your own building disasters. I figure learning what mistakes to avoid before I start would be a good idea. So shower me with tales of smoke, motherboard shrapnel, melted wires, bent pins , explosions, escaping lasers et al.
Any general building tips you have would be appreciated too.