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I bought a new case off of newegg and just want to know what is the easiest way to transfer my stuff over and what cautions should i take?
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post #2 of 19
LOL, I remember doing that and forgot to put the little rubber rings between the mobo and case. Everything shorted when I turned it on! Luckily no damage was done and once I put them into place all was good!
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post #3 of 19
Just remove any cards from the PCI/AGP/PCIe slots, disconnect the PSU from everything, and then put your mobo in the new case. The pop in your cards, and then the PSU. Easy peasy.

Make sure the mobo doesnt short on the mobotray/standoff's etc, like if you dont position it properly.

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buy an anti static band just in case, better to be safe than sorry. install the motherboard first, i find thats the easiest way.then install everything else piece by piece. install the graphic card,ram,cpu/heatsink at the end as there the most likely to get damaged. then just sort your cables out and your good to go
    
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post #5 of 19
Personally i would clear a 5ft square or more area to work in.

Disconnect all power and data cables and put them to one side

I would then take each individual expansion card out and place in an anti static bag followed by your memory modules.

If convenient i would then remove the CPU heatsink and put that to one side also.

You can leave the cpu in its socket.

Remove the motherboard then PSU

then transfer everything across to the new case starting with the PSU then mobo followed by optical drives then install the expansion cards, memory and cpu heatsink. Last of all connecting up the data and power cables to the required components

Not nesessarily the easiest way but thats what i would do
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Take your time and don't rush yourself.
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post #7 of 19
Hi, just put my head in to say about a anti-static wrist band and see noxious89123 and pjnt talking about mobo stand-off's, i just wanna clear up (for me lol).

Is it:- mobo back plate> brass stand-off> mobo> screw in?

Or do you use anything else?
    
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post #8 of 19
Wrist straps can be a pain in the ars@,
as long as you dont go moon walking about on carpet, touching exposed metal pipework such as radiators, metal kitchen sink ect, or even the rear of your case when psu still plugged into mains will discharge any static you have gained.
Take your time, size things up, like the mounting pegs for your mobo(remove the ones you dont need if any in the case)
do your cabling from the psu last, makes life easier
good luck!
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post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by cokker
Hi, just put my head in to say about a anti-static wrist band and see noxious89123 and pjnt talking about mobo stand-off's, i just wanna clear up (for me lol).

Is it:- mobo back plate> brass stand-off> mobo> screw in?

Or do you use anything else?
That is correct AFAIK.

The wristband is a good 'failsafe' but not necessary. Just poke something metal like your PSU or case.

As MjrTom said, remove pretty much evenything. If you have a fairly large/heavy HSF, i'd suggest removing it, as they can put a strain on the mobo if your moving it around, although it might be tricky to put it back on it a small case, so you might be better off leaving it on.

Try not to snag wires on anything, as it wouldnt be fun to snap the pins off a RAM stick, or rip the HSF off. Not likely, but possible.

Just dont rush, and think things through. If it doesnt fit, dont force it. just stop and think. Should all go smoothly if you use your common sense
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post #10 of 19
Forunately in todays computing environment it is very difficult to do things wrong, emphasis on "difficult" but not impossible to put the components together incorrectly as they have had introduced things like plugs that only fit one way and notches on ram sticks so they cant be put back to front.

Building PC's now is very easy compared to the days before everything was standardised

Patience is the key
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