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What exactly do you mean by 'go'? o.0. Anywhozen, for RAM, you have to ensure that the new motherboard actually supports the RAM you are trying to put in it. And I'm not just talking about DDR3. Most mobo's have a list of 'supported' RAM in their manuals. Have a look and see if yours is listed.
Sorry, when i say go i mean are they compatible. Ok, so basically....CPU, mobo and RAM. Then you're sorted?
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What exactly do you mean by 'go'? o.0. Anywhozen, for RAM, you have to ensure that the new motherboard actually supports the RAM you are trying to put in it. And I'm not just talking about DDR3. Most mobo's have a list of 'supported' RAM in their manuals. Have a look and see if yours is listed.



I usually leave it in the anti-static bag it came in until I am moving it into the case. I haven't done a run caseless yet.
Did this happen in the case?
Sorry about that
Yeah, but I had to take it out 'cause the cooler needs a backplate attached to the mobo before it gets installed. Must've happened there. Oh well, I'll try and return it.
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As im changing the cpu and mobo what steps do i need to take? Are the following correct?

-Make sure im earthed/wear anti static band
-Unplug PC
-Open case
-Unplug all wires attached to mobo
-Take mobo out
-Take everything off mobo
-Clean heatsink and old CPU
-Insert new CPU (make sure its clean)
-Attach heatsink
-Install mobo back in case
-Install everything else on mobo (GPU etc...)
-Plug everything back in
-More or less done

Thats pretty much how i would do it......any guidance? Thanks
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I always take out the cpu while the motherboard is still in the case,laying it on its side on a towel.When you clean the cpu and heatsink surface use coffee filters ( Lint Free & Cheap ) and alcohol wipes that are 91% or better ( No Mineral Deposits ).You could buy a cleaning kit if you want also.Don't forget a rice size dab of thermal paste on the cpu before you attach the heatsink.I use OCZ Freeze with great results.

I would recommend building or upgrading yourself.Its not that hard and you will gain experience.

If you need help when the time comes I will help you.I am sure there are others that will too.
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Sorry, when i say go i mean are they compatible. Ok, so basically....CPU, mobo and RAM. Then you're sorted?
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As im changing the cpu and mobo what steps do i need to take? Are the following correct?

-Make sure im earthed/wear anti static band
-Unplug PC
-Open case
-Unplug all wires attached to mobo
-Take mobo out
-Take everything off mobo
-Clean heatsink and old CPU
-Insert new CPU (make sure its clean)
-Attach heatsink
-Install mobo back in case
-Install everything else on mobo (GPU etc...)
-Plug everything back in
-More or less done

Thats pretty much how i would do it......any guidance? Thanks
I actually have only seen an anti-static once in my life... lol. Anyway, better wear that wrist band for safety though I have a feeling few non-professional people actually use 'em.

That sounds just about right and safe.


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Yeah, but I had to take it out 'cause the cooler needs a backplate attached to the mobo before it gets installed. Must've happened there. Oh well, I'll try and return it.
oh man . Doesn't the case have a CPU tray hole to allow for such installations without taking out the mobo?
Wish you the best of luck chale.

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... When you clean the cpu and heatsink surface use coffee filters ( Lint Free & Cheap ) and alcohol wipes that are 91% or better ( No Mineral Deposits )...
^This.
When you take the CPU out, try not to let the pins touch anything. I usually put it back in the original plastic casing while I clean - though that may not always be a smart idea cos I'm boned if I spill something in it...

As Rightwing said, everyone here is out to help you so don't hesitate if you're confused about something even in the middle of the swap. Pics could also come in handy

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Hi guys, i have already discussed on here whether i myself should overclock or get someone else to do it. Now im thinking, should i do the entire build and upgrade process myself too? I really want to but am worried i will **** it up. I know that if i done it all myself i will feel amazing and even appreciate it more myself! My sig rig was prebuilt for me. Anyway im upgrading to the following:

i7 2600k (4.5GHz)
Asus Maximus IV Extreme
3BG gtx 580
60GB SSD SATA III with OS reinstalled onto

Should this be easy for a complete noob at building and OCing like myself? Can someone outline a step by step guide or point me towards one as i need to get my head around this fast. I cant think of anything but "should i?" all the time lol. Well, thanks for reading and hope you can help me decide.

EDIT: Forgot to say that i have already emailed the company about the upgrade and said i was thinking of doing it myself but was worried about the warranty. They responded saying i have an extreme OC machine and would not suggest doing these upgrades myself.

What you think?
First of all 3.6ghz is not an "extreme OC" but anytime you change out parts in your prebuild pc it will always void the warranty. Second of all its not worth upgrading from the i7 930 to the i7 2600k as the speed difference will not blow you away. Factor that in with the costs of replacing the motherboard, cpu and ram (since the 930 take triple channel and the 2600k take dual channel ram) it is a waste of an upgrade. I would however upgrade your graphics however to the gtx 580 and get the SSD you posted. Also what case and psu do you have? Most prebuilt pcs come with really cheap parts such as power supplies, so check what you have before attempting to upgrade.
Edited by T3chAdd1ct - 7/19/11 at 11:48am
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First of all 3.6ghz is not an "extreme OC" but anytime you change out parts in your prebuild pc it will always void the warranty. Second of all its not worth upgrading from the i7 930 to the i7 2600k as the speed difference will not blow you away. Factor that in with the costs of replacing the motherboard, cpu and ram (since the 930 take triple channel and the 2600k take dual channel ram) it is a waste of an upgrade. I would however upgrade your graphics however to the gtx 580 and get the SSD you posted. Also what case and psu do you have? Most prebuilt pcs come with really cheap parts such as power supplies, so check what you have before attempting to upgrade.
I didn't noticed that they called it an "extreme" OC. LOL. <4.0Ghz on a 930 is a joke.


@OP:
Now that I'm fully awake (and after seeing the above post), I must ask a number of questions to piggy-back on what T3chAdd1ct has said:

1) What are you doing with your old rig?
2) Why are you upgrading?

If you are bent on upgrading, then sell the old rig super fast.

I apologize for not paying more attention to your sig rig (Hopefully, you've not bought the parts yet) . I have to agree that the only "worthwhile" upgrades here will be the 580 and the SSD.
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^This.
When you take the CPU out, try not to let the pins touch anything. I usually put it back in the original plastic casing while I clean - though that may not always be a smart idea cos I'm boned if I spill something in it...

As Rightwing said, everyone here is out to help you so don't hesitate if you're confused about something even in the middle of the swap. Pics could also come in handy

Best of luck
This is the problem i thought about. I dont have the original CPU packaging as it was prebuilt so what do i do with the old CPU? Leave it in the mobo?

Thanks alot, i know people will help me in this forum. Its a great forum!

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First of all 3.6ghz is not an "extreme OC" but anytime you change out parts in your prebuild pc it will always void the warranty. Second of all its not worth upgrading from the i7 930 to the i7 2600k as the speed difference will not blow you away. Factor that in with the costs of replacing the motherboard, cpu and ram (since the 930 take triple channel and the 2600k take dual channel ram) it is a waste of an upgrade. I would however upgrade your graphics however to the gtx 580 and get the SSD you posted. Also what case and psu do you have? Most prebuilt pcs come with really cheap parts such as power supplies, so check what you have before attempting to upgrade.
I know its not an extreme OC so thats why i though 'what?' lol. The warranty is RTB (Return To Base) with labour only now anyway so i would have to pay for parts and collect & return.......so i may as well do the labour and save the money from collect & return.

I have already made a thread asking what the best option for my next upgrade is. I mainly do gaming, 3D rendering and video editing and wanted to know what option was the best for that:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...me-choose.html

I was told the 2600k was.

I specifically asked to change the PSU to the Corsait TX750....thats a gooden right? I have the HAF 932 case.

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I didn't noticed that they called it an "extreme" OC. LOL. <4.0Ghz on a 930 is a joke.


@OP:
Now that I'm fully awake (and after seeing the above post), I must ask a number of questions to piggy-back on what T3chAdd1ct has said:

1) What are you doing with your old rig?
2) Why are you upgrading?

If you are bent on upgrading, then sell the old rig super fast.

I apologize for not paying more attention to your sig rig (Hopefully, you've not bought the parts yet) . I have to agree that the only "worthwhile" upgrades here will be the 580 and the SSD.
I am upgrading due to wanting better performance for gaming, 3D rendering and video editing which i need to do before September otherwise i have to wait another year as my PC will be in use all the time.

I would keep my old rig and probably build another PC for fun and then maybe sell it or use it....i dont know yet lol.

I know the 580 and ssd are definately worth it but the thread i mentioned above was about what option to choose for the mentioned things i need it for.

Few questions guys:

- If i was to keep my current CPU and mobo and just get a 580, would i need to put the CPU back to stock? Or should that not matter?
- What do i do in the BIOS when i first turn on a PC? Is it the latest BIOS also, or would i have to flash it?
- Any cable management advice? lol (This is the one definate thing i like about prebuilt machines....the cable are so well hidden and managed that they are almost invisible allowing good airflow and looks )
- I have no idea how to take the heatsink i have off or put it on as i dont have the freakin manual and cant find one, Anyone know?


Many thanks again!!! Great as always!
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This is the problem i thought about. I dont have the original CPU packaging as it was prebuilt so what do i do with the old CPU? Leave it in the mobo?

Thanks alot, i know people will help me in this forum. Its a great forum!



I know its not an extreme OC so thats why i though 'what?' lol. The warranty is RTB (Return To Base) with labour only now anyway so i would have to pay for parts and collect & return.......so i may as well do the labour and save the money from collect & return.

I have already made a thread asking what the best option for my next upgrade is. I mainly do gaming, 3D rendering and video editing and wanted to know what option was the best for that:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...me-choose.html

I was told the 2600k was.

I specifically asked to change the PSU to the Corsait TX750....thats a gooden right? I have the HAF 932 case.



I am upgrading due to wanting better performance for gaming, 3D rendering and video editing which i need to do before September otherwise i have to wait another year as my PC will be in use all the time.

I would keep my old rig and probably build another PC for fun and then maybe sell it or use it....i dont know yet lol.

I know the 580 and ssd are definately worth it but the thread i mentioned above was about what option to choose for the mentioned things i need it for.

Few questions guys:

- If i was to keep my current CPU and mobo and just get a 580, would i need to put the CPU back to stock? Or should that not matter?
- What do i do in the BIOS when i first turn on a PC? Is it the latest BIOS also, or would i have to flash it?
- Any cable management advice? lol (This is the one definate thing i like about prebuilt machines....the cable are so well hidden and managed that they are almost invisible allowing good airflow and looks )
- I have no idea how to take the heatsink i have off or put it on as i dont have the freakin manual and cant find one, Anyone know?


Many thanks again!!! Great as always!
Weeelll, I'd probably not want to leave a CPU in the mobo but if you don't have a place to put it, I guess that might be your best bet for now. Hopefully, someone can come up with a better solution. (Though quite frankly, I think any anti-static enclosure will be fine for the CPU).

I have a TX750, it is plenty for your needs

Answers:
- Put the 930 back to stock? God forbid. Raise the overclock to 4.0Ghz? Yes.
- Well, don't mind the bios. You will probably be directed there before your first install the OS, etc. It is pretty straight forward once you're not trying to mess with any settings. You probably will be asked to select boot order, etc. (Don't attempt to overclock until you have a fully installed and stable OS. )
-Cable management? lol. As a general rule of thumb, the fewer cables seen, the better ... though this rule changes a bit if you have sleeved cables that are absolutely gorgeous. As you hide the cables(behind the case, HDD cage, etc.), your primary aim should be to minimize obstruction to airflow. Eg: It is nice to hide cables in an HDD cage but of you have a front fan right where the cables wold go, you might want to rethink cable placement.
This is my not-so-nice cable management currently. When I feel like being neat, I'll find more wires to play with:



- A picture of your current heatsink (showing us as much of the inside of the rig as you can) will come in handy here.
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Im +1 for do it yourself. It sounds intimidating at first but its actually really easy! everything just plugs in like lego, and your motherboard manual will have a diagram telling you where too plug all the wires in. Its an extremely easy process! the things that take time are cable management etc, but you dont need too worry about that just yet. Youl be absolutely fine dude. Go for it!!!


Its a good feeling every time you press the power button too, knowing its something you pieced together family and friends who dont know about computers will also think your very talented
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