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Any of you guys scared when disassembling your computer?

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October 12, 2012 5:07:53 AM

You know what I'm talking about. The general tussle and yanking of plugs and components off your rig. For example, I hate taking the goddamn i5 processor out for cleaning or repasting thermal paste. In all my years of building a computer, I haven't come across a system where I can cleanly take apart the components as easily or simply. For instance, when taking out my ginormous GTX 570, the psu plugs for the damn thing are latched on like glue. I have to give it a good tug and yank before the SOB pops loose.

Or when removing my gpu from and to my mobo, I can hear my mobo creaking and cracking from all the muscle work I'm doing to it. Not sure if this kills the life of my motherboard or what, but it gets really nerve racking. I don't dissemble my computer unless I absolutely need to.

So for you guys that don't have problem taking apart your rig, how the *** do you do it? I don't have the patients nor the surgeon like hands to operate that way.

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October 12, 2012 5:16:12 AM

Maybe you're doing it wrong.
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October 12, 2012 7:22:02 AM

I find a blatant disregard for personal safety and laws gets me through any situation

I think the key is faith in yourself, if you know what you're attempting and have confidence, lifes a cakewalk
**Edit, always own a leatherman, angle grinder and a roll of duct tape**
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October 12, 2012 7:34:56 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
I find a blatant disregard for personal safety and laws gets me through any situation
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/Motopsychojdn/Tomsdiagrams/IMAG0556.jpg
I think the key is faith in yourself, if you know what you're attempting and have confidence, lifes a cakewalk
**Edit, always own a leatherman, angle grinder and a roll of duct tape**
Moto


And a fireblanket................... :o 


+999999999 on the leatherman though I have a draw full of them most useful thing ever.
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October 12, 2012 7:38:37 AM

only for laptops, especially those requiring me to remove the keyboard, if only because of that one time and how annoying it was to put it all back together.

if i build it, i know well enough how to un-build it, except for that first time.
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October 12, 2012 7:40:26 AM

Wiggle the PSU connectors back and forth until they loosen up and twist heatsinks back and forth until the cemented thermal paste breaks loose. Good cable management inside your case can make *** easier too. Sure, it takes like 5 god damn hours to get it all right, but it's worth in the long run over the years.
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October 12, 2012 7:56:38 AM

Why would you take your processor out to clean it?
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October 12, 2012 8:05:15 AM

gregaaron89 said:
Why would you take your processor out to clean it?


because accidentally applying too much cleaning solution/pressure directly to the CPU/mobo scores a 9 on the uncoolthingstodowithyourexpensiverig scale.
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October 12, 2012 9:34:38 AM

arson94 said:
Wiggle the PSU connectors back and forth until they loosen up and twist heatsinks back and forth until the cemented thermal paste breaks loose. Good cable management inside your case can make *** easier too. Sure, it takes like 5 god damn hours to get it all right, but it's worth in the long run over the years.



This is good darn advice, shouldnt take 5 hours though :D 

I cant remember how long i've been taking apart and building pc's but as long as you do you prep work it should be all ok.

Also nothing should creak or crack, do it all gently and you will be fine!
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October 12, 2012 10:10:54 AM

Scared, nah. But a bit nervous in general, sure.
I can definitely follow you on the GPU one, my old 5770 has the casing covering the latch you have to press to be able to pull out the PSU cable, meaning I have to press things a bit to get my thumb in there.
I haven't experience much motherboard creaking but last time i had the CPU out the computer wouldn't work afterwards, and much problem solving revealed a broken pin in the socket (cheers for toothpicks as tools for repair).
I finally got a case with room for proper cable management last time around, and it only took me around 40 minutes to get it setup so only relevant cables protrude to the motherboard side.
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October 12, 2012 10:49:36 AM

**And a fireblanket................... **
how about a Moto issue fire extinguisher?
Fire extinguisher
:p 
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October 12, 2012 11:08:36 AM

noise said:
because accidentally applying too much cleaning solution/pressure directly to the CPU/mobo scores a 9 on the uncoolthingstodowithyourexpensiverig scale.


you mean you insert the cpu in the mobo socket after you've attached a 4-600g radiator onto it's back?
cleaning solutions should't damage your hardware.
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October 12, 2012 11:45:49 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
**And a fireblanket................... **
how about a Moto issue fire extinguisher?
Fire extinguisher
:p 
Moto


I saw that thread you make some truly epic stuff :)  . Kept it or sold it in the end?
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October 12, 2012 3:23:38 PM

Kept it so far, I haven't gotten to testing it in my loop yet but I'm pretty certain its going on in the near future as the chillerbox mod looks like it requires a full strip and rebuild :) 
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October 14, 2012 1:00:15 AM

Yep I get scared. Takes a lot of pressure to pull out some of those cables, but if they weren't so hard to take apart, wouldn't they just fall apart?
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October 14, 2012 1:07:11 AM

Yes or they would be loose which isn't very good.
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October 14, 2012 1:11:38 AM

Long nosed pliars can be good to help detach power cables connected to video cards.

Often the damn fan shroud on the video card makes it hard to get to the power cable.
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November 24, 2012 7:28:30 PM

Best answer selected by koreanzombie.
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