Changing pc case tips

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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  1. take pictures....put masking tape on cable eds and label.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. :)
  4. 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
  5. 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. :)
  6. 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?
  7. 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_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=1&limit=1&limitstart=0
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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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