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December 26, 2009 6:35:24 PM

hi guyz.
well well well
i have the cooler master scout now, and i want to change it with th cooler master sniper

i would like to ask some tips from u experts when changing pc case


what are the step by step things to do when changing case???

should i worry about plug and unplugging cables from motherboard?

thank yu

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a c 141 ) Power supply
December 26, 2009 6:51:56 PM

take pictures....put masking tape on cable eds and label.
December 26, 2009 7:25:50 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
take pictures....put masking tape on cable eds and label.



ok thankz..

only i have to worry is the hard drive cables since i have in raid.
the rest i think its easy.

should i have to worry about plu and unplugging cables to the mobo?
i do it everytime i arrange cables.

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a c 144 ) Power supply
December 27, 2009 10:48:46 AM

And make notes.

You do not need to worry obout the connectors. Just work carefully.

You have a big advantage over a new build. You are starting with a working computer. :) 
December 27, 2009 10:55:01 AM

jsc said:
And make notes.

You do not need to worry obout the connectors. Just work carefully.

You have a big advantage over a new build. You are starting with a working computer. :) 


well i build my pc.
so i'm a lil bit worry about the connectors.


thankz though
a c 144 ) Power supply
December 27, 2009 11:32:25 AM

Just remember the little locking levers on the main power, CPU, and video power cables. And don't do a "King Kong" snatch 'n grab. :) 
December 27, 2009 11:46:47 AM

jsc said:
Just remember the little locking levers on the main power, CPU, and video power cables. And don't do a "King Kong" snatch 'n grab. :) 


lol

i'm afraid to damage something, i never did like that.

btw.

i have 1 screw behind the cpu heatsink,
if i cant reach it then i'll forcely take off the heatsink,, here is my problem.

shoul i also take off the cpu to clean it and change the thermal paste?
or i just leave it fit to the mobo and clean it there?

a c 144 ) Power supply
December 28, 2009 11:44:14 AM

Anytime you remove the heatsink, you should clean off the old thermal paste and apply new stuff. Isopropyl alcohol and a piece of coffee filter or a lint free rag works well.

Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
December 28, 2009 1:10:43 PM

When you get it put back together and it does not boot please make sure your power supply is turned on before you panic. I am sure that is happened to everyone on this forum at least once.
December 28, 2009 1:20:00 PM

TheOnion said:
When you get it put back together and it does not boot please make sure your power supply is turned on before you panic. I am sure that is happened to everyone on this forum at least once.



i am trying not to take it off.

i am little worry taking it off.

tomorrow i'll have my case,, i'll post a picture
December 28, 2009 1:25:21 PM

maurick said:
i am trying not to take it off.

i am little worry taking it off.

tomorrow i'll have my case,, i'll post a picture


You have to take it off if you want to swap cases.
December 28, 2009 1:36:40 PM

TheOnion said:
You have to take it off if you want to swap cases.


well,, i can get the screw so its not necessary to take it off.

if its there a good reason to take it off then tell me
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