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so basically title says it. how hard is it to change cases? take all components out and install again?
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I do it for fun sometimes It's not that hard, but then again, I work with computers for a living As long as your setup isn't too complicated, shouldnt take too much more than an hour. I have a watercooled setup, and I can transfer the components out, and put them back in, and re-route the tubing in about 2 hours. I'd expect a normal setup to take about an hour.
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basically yes take everything out..
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Pretty easy and straightforward (1 hour) but depends entirely on your cooling setup.

Also if you re-do cable management its def gonna take more than an hour.
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Same here, sometimes I do it for fun =, re-doing cable managment, cleaning the whole case... etc...

normally takes half an hour to put everything back in, but the cable management.. heh, that can take hours ^_^
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post #6 of 9
As above 1hr or less for a straight swap, but if you're fussy/have a window, want it right, it will take as long as it takes.
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post #7 of 9
I'd imagine a water cooling setup, taking hours and hours to days (drain, clean, transfer, bleed, bleed, bleed). Even perhaps re-designing the loop >.>.
post #8 of 9
Can you operate a screwdriver?

Beyond that, it's just about getting everything to your satisfaction, which obviously varies from person to person.
post #9 of 9
As all the other peeps have said fits the bill. Takes an hour or less. What can get time consuming is when you start getting anal about cable management.

Things that will make your life easyer when doing this.
Card board box/anti static bag to lay bits and pices on...i use cardboard.
Zip tie's, Zip tie's, ZIP TIE'S! you want some small and some big, the more anal you are the more youll need lul.
knife/scissors
Phillip's head screw driver
and that's it.
Easy as can be.
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