"It was a dark and stormy night—mostly because my power supply short circuited."
Wɪᴛh Hᴀʟʟoᴡᴇen ᴊᴜsᴛ aʀᴏᴜɴᴅ tʜᴇ ᴄᴏʀɴer, ɪᴛ ɪs ᴏꜰficiᴀʟʟy tʜᴇ seᴀsᴏɴ ᴏꜰ cʜɪʟʟs ᴀɴd thrills. And whᴀᴛ's ᴍᴏʀᴇ cʜɪʟʟɪɴg thᴀɴ a ɴᴇᴡ ʙᴜɪʟᴅ refᴜsɪɴg ᴛᴏ POST, ᴏʀ tʜᴇ sᴏund ᴏꜰ a ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀ sᴜᴘᴘʟʏ poppɪɴg a circuɪᴛ? Whᴀᴛ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ possibly ʙᴇ sᴄᴀʀier thᴀɴ sᴇᴇɪɴg thᴀᴛ ᴏɴe sɪɴgle pɪɴ ᴏɴ yᴏᴜʀ brᴀɴd ɴᴇᴡ CPU ʙᴇnt tʜᴇ wrᴏɴg ᴡᴀʏ?
To celebrate Halloween, the PC Gamer forum community looking for your most horrifying PC build stories. We want to hear all the gritty, horrible, embarrassing details of how you've (almost) ruined your PC—whether you got a little too generous with the thermal paste or once shoved your RAM in backwards. No story is too horrifying (or too shameful). After all, the best way to conquer your fears is to laugh at them, right?Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best offers right now!
To participate, head over to the forums and leave a reply to this thread with your most gruesome PC building horror story.
Extra points if you have pictures. You can also tell your story here in the comments below. In a few weeks, we'll collect our favorites into a new article and share them with everyone.
That's not the only way you can join in on some spooky fun, though. We're also hosting two separate competitions on the forums that each award a nifty PC Gamer coffee mug or tote bag. The first is to see who can build the best Halloween-themed creation in any building game, like Minecraft or Fortnite, while the second contest is a bake-off where you have to show us your best Halloween recipes.
For more details, check out the associate forum threads for each contest. But don't forget to share your PC building horror stories with us here. We'll be watching (and praying that your PCs are safe).