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Tranferring parts... Fatal?

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January 16, 2013 7:57:25 AM

So I called a store to work on my parts transfer (from micro ATX to mid tower ATX case) instead of me. And they said, transferring my old rig to a new case is a 50-50 on whether it will turn on or not. :o  Is it really that fatal transferring the parts?
January 16, 2013 8:02:20 AM

I can't count the number of cases I've transferred kit to - as long as you take your time, there's nothing to worry about at all.
January 16, 2013 8:09:32 AM

kyzarvs said:
I can't count the number of cases I've transferred kit to - as long as you take your time, there's nothing to worry about at all.


They are a computer store how come they don't know about a thing or two about "static" or whatsoever... :) ) Oh well, thanks kyzarvs! :p  :D  tsk i think they should close shop :) )
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January 16, 2013 8:23:37 AM

They probably are hoping to sell you new stuff, unless they are complete idiots, I give THAT a "50-50"
January 16, 2013 8:28:35 AM

Just thinking... the office server here has been in three different Antec cases, my gaming box has been in 2 Antecs and a Silverstone case. Same precautions as a new-build / upgrade - static management and patience are the only requirements.

The only gotcha I'd suggest (and it's nothing like as big a problem these days) on transferring everything to a new case is to make sure the mobo-mounts all line up and you don't have any pre-installed in the case that don't line up with mounting holes. Everything else is just time and patience.
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January 16, 2013 8:34:20 AM

50-50 is ridiculous. If you are competent and careful it will be 100% fine it's the same as removing all the parts for upgrade and then building a new pc.

You don't hear them saying "Yes we can build you a new PC but it's 50-50 whether it will work and we will still charge you".
January 16, 2013 10:45:25 PM

kyzarvs said:
Just thinking... the office server here has been in three different Antec cases, my gaming box has been in 2 Antecs and a Silverstone case. Same precautions as a new-build / upgrade - static management and patience are the only requirements.

The only gotcha I'd suggest (and it's nothing like as big a problem these days) on transferring everything to a new case is to make sure the mobo-mounts all line up and you don't have any pre-installed in the case that don't line up with mounting holes. Everything else is just time and patience.


what do you mean by patience? is there a time frame when to disconnect wires and to disassemble everything? :)  like for example I'll them not do disassemble the processor and its fan and just transfer the whole mobo to the new case :D 

darth pravus said:
50-50 is ridiculous. If you are competent and careful it will be 100% fine it's the same as removing all the parts for upgrade and then building a new pc.

You don't hear them saying "Yes we can build you a new PC but it's 50-50 whether it will work and we will still charge you".


exactly my point. :D 
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