- Sep 11, 2019
- 147 (2.19/day)
|Processor||i7 - 9700K|
|Motherboard||Asus H370M Plus|
|Cooling||Arctic Freezer 13|
|Memory||32GB G-Skill @ 2666Mhz CL15|
|Video Card(s)||5700 XT (Gigabyte Aftermarket)|
|Storage||970 EVO 500GB, 860 EVO 2TB, 840 Pro 256GB|
|Display(s)||Samsung C32HG70 - 1440p, Freesync 2|
|Audio Device(s)||Schiit Modi 2 Uber - Schiit Magni 2 Uber - Sennheiser HD595's|
|Power Supply||Seasonic Focus GX-750|
|Mouse||Steelseries Sensei 310|
|Keyboard||Corsair K70 LUX (Brown Switches), Razer Orbweaver Chroma Stealth|
Yeap. I’ve made some bonehead mistakes in my time, but thus far I’ve only managed to fry one CPU. It was an Athlon XP 1600+ Palomino. Didn’t quite have the heatsink mounted flush on the die, and it went quick. Luckily I caught the scent almost immediately, and managed to save the board. Speaking of boards, that’s another area where Socket A was ripe for disaster — stabbing motherboards with screwdrivers while removing heatsinks.The socket A chips had some issues related to heatsinks failing, lol.
I mean, uh, erm.... I don’t know anyone who’s done that. Especially not after they knew full well it could happen.
Just had an amusing thought: They should sell an electronic “Magic Smoke” scented spray as a gag gift. Spray it in a room of fellow PC nerds after they’ve just built or messed with something, and watch the look of pure terror wash over everyone’s faces.