I just broke my motherboard, cooler, and CPU while trying to build my computer. Thank God the video card is the most expensive piece in my build.
Do I just buy new ones? Can I get a warranty? I literally just bought it, first build ever.
I don't suppose there is a sticky or something I should read.
How the fuck do you even manage that jesus chris
I did my first computer build a couple weeks ago honestly isn't that hard besides maybe mounting the 212 evo that thing is a bitch. Also cable routing is tedious as fuck
The only way to make that error on your first build is to not be looking at the specs of what you're buying. If OP doesn't care enough to read the specs of what he's spending money on, he's probably better off with prebuilts.
Yes. The good news is that you can straighten the pins on the processor and have them work in a proper AM3+ board. The socket on the motherboard looks intact enough, so I guess you could try either replacing he CPU or the motherboard, whichever would cost you less.
Fucking hell, I'm worried I did the exact same thing and I've built systems before.
There's a fine line between 'enough force to seat the processor' and 'SNAP!'. Was putting together an Intel system today and the sound it made when closing the pressure latch thing on the socket just sounded like something was being strained. But I followed the manual exactly.
Well, I got the wrong processor or the wrong motherboard.
How silly of me.
Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs. (u might need to get a new bios).
Also you retarded fuck, never buy raidmax powersupplies.
Woah woah woah. Wait a second. Are you sure that's the same exact board you fucked up? Those should be compatable. Both are AM3+ but your pic shows the board socket as a different chipset.
I certainly fucked up, I wanted a 970 and bought this disaster instead. What's worse, I since the gold pins broke, I cant use either.
so you buy a cpu, and don't even bother to make sure you're buying the right mother board socket. niger, you are stupid as fuck. DO RESEARCH, READ, WATCH VIDEOS. i hope this is realy. cuz u dun goofed
God dammit. You should pay more attention next time. There goes $200
Damn. So either I go buy a new CPU that fits the motherboard, or return the motherboard I don't need and rebuy the processor.
What would be apt? This isn't a crap motherboard, maybe it'll still work?
in all honesty, it's pretty difficult to fuck either up this bad. anyone with minor patience and mechanical intuition should be able to put a cpu in a motherboard without damaging both components.
>using intel because you can't trust yourself to drop a processor in a hole a single time
I use Intel too but if you actually picked it for this reason you may be better going to Best Buy and picking out the prettiest computer they have on display.
looks like you could use the FM mobo OP
if you can pull that pin out. just need a different CPU (FM2+ or just FM2). but that FX 6300 would have been better. Just an option at least.
Good luck OP.