So I’m in desktop upgrade hell again, now that I’ve discovered one can get 16GB of pretty decent RAM for less than three figures. Among other things, I picked up an Antec Three Hundred case, which makes me want to have Antec’s babies.
The first sign of trouble was that I reassembled the beast last night, when I was dead tired in a sleep-deprived zombie fashion. Naturally, the case came with more (brass) motherboard standoffs than I needed, but I decided to screw them all in anyway. After all, I reasoned, giving the mobo better mechanical support is probably a good thing, right? Those extra standoffs will brace the thing nicely.
Oh, and short the traces on the bottom of the PCB.
No wonder the thing wouldn’t even POST when I tried to repave it this morning.