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August 10, 2012 4:52:18 AM

Hi in the next few days im purchasing some new components but what to move my current mobo (for the time being), HDD, DVD drive etc into a new case to take my new graphics card and power supply that im buying. Only thing is I've only ever tinkered with PCs and have never attempted to build/semi-build one. I'm confident I can do it, I've watched more youtube videos than you care to imagine and have read so much that I just want to do it.

This is my PC, check the link for more details and a breakdown of it if need be.
http://tinyurl.com/ctr7puf

HP Pavilion p7-1015uk
Intel Core i3 2100
4GB Ram
500GB internal HDD
600GB external HDD
64-bit Windows Home Premium
Integrated Graphics
Resolution 1920x1080
This is the MoBo, http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

These are the parts im buying:
Gigabyte GTX670 - http://www.ebuyer.com/368520-gigabyte-gv-n670oc-2gd-gv-...
AX 650W - http://www.ebuyer.com/279550-corsair-professional-serie...
Aerocool X predator - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerocool-X-Predator-Tower-Gamin...

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Now I know my current mobo is going to look stupid in that case but I will be purchasing a new 1 in the coming months along with a new CPU but for now I want to know how easy it'll be to move it all over and into the new case.

What problems may I come across?
What special tools will I need? (I believe a screw driver set is pretty much it)
Would the 3.0 USB on the case work with my board or would that need to be d/c or will it jus not work at the 3.0 speed if plugged elsewhere?

And im sure there's essential questions im forgetting too.
Basically id like to rattle your brains for as much information on the matter as you care to share. Pleeease.

Thanks,
Jase.
August 10, 2012 5:07:49 AM

The link to your motherboard got broken. Most likely it'll transfer across just fine though. It's a mATX board so you may have to move any preinstalled motherboard standoffs in the case, but that should be easy. They usually include a little tool that lets you use a Philips screwdriver for that (and that's the only tool you'll need).

If your motherboard has an internal USB3.0 header it should work with your case. Which, by the way, seems a bit overkill. Looks cool though.

Your PSU is a high-quality unit and has tons of cables. So many it'd struggle to actually power that many components. For your build though it's plenty and then some. There's no need to worry about the PCIe power connectors - it has FOUR 6+2-pin connectors.
August 10, 2012 5:13:16 AM

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The link to your motherboard got broken. Most likely it'll transfer across just fine though. It's a mATX board so you may have to move any preinstalled motherboard standoffs in the case, but that should be easy. They usually include a little tool that lets you use a Philips screwdriver for that (and that's the only tool you'll need).

If your motherboard has an internal USB3.0 header it should work with your case. Which, by the way, seems a bit overkill. Looks cool though.

Your PSU is a high-quality unit and has tons of cables. So many it'd struggle to actually power that many components. For your build though it's plenty and then some. There's no need to worry about the PCIe power connectors - it has FOUR 6+2-pin connectors.



Mobo link fixed.
Sounds straight forwards (fingers crossed) as for the case im sure it is OTT but I fell in lurve :love:  plus im sure it will take all future upgrades I plan to do and some which is always good.

Thanks.
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August 10, 2012 12:04:33 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
August 10, 2012 2:16:35 PM

Ok sorry..

Anymore ideas and/or tips?
August 11, 2012 12:02:36 AM

Anyone else care to shed some light? It all should be arriving Monday and I really want to know what im doing... How easy will the move be or did Sakkura cover it all???
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