I am totally lost. My son wanted to build a gaming computer and so he did all this research, and I bought him the parts... yeah I know. Don't EVEN go there please. Thing is, I was under the impression that I had a couple of friends who knew how to do this, so when I called them for help, poof! They disappeared into the woodwork. So today I figured out 4 beeps were due to the Bios needing to be updated for the Ivy Bridge after realizing the 4 beeps we got yesterday weren't fixed by going and replacing a non-compatible DRAM (by ONE friggin' serial code) He ordered the X instead of the L or something... so I'm in yet another computer store buying some crap tweezer tool that actually only managed to crack the Bios, that sucker is not coming out. So I tell my son I'm going to take the whole damn thing over to the manufacturer in Chino (3hr roundtrip) so they can reprogram or replace the Bios, but he wants to take this honking huge fan off the CPU first so he can put the motherboard back in the anti-static bag. He's nuts with this anti-static thing. He's so grounded you'd think he was a Tesla coil. Anyway that fan is stuck on the CPU like glue, big surprise considering the thermal paste that's on it. So I told him to re-secure the fan and he accidentally dug his fingernail into the motherboard and left a dent - he thinks. I don't see it, but ..... how sensitive are these boards? Honestly, I'm thinking the next thing I'll need to do is take that fan off because at this rate it's not like the CPU is actually going to work do you think? And I'm not a noob to be honest, I would be insulting noobs by calling myself a noob. I'm sure you techs have another name for what I am, but can someone out there with a reasonable sense of humor and patience just talk me through this build with some dignity??? Because right now I feel I'm just one Martini away from 4.