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Windows 7: Case upgrade advice needed

02 May 2013   #111
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sure a side 140MM should fit in the plan nicely.
When you start wiring go slow and route cables as best you can. Now study it well before you zip-tie anything down. You'll see places where that wire will fit better and be more concealed or just work better. It may take 2-3 or more times, then when it's ready, start the tying down process and you'll probably find even more "better" cable routes. I've even removed all cables and started over.

I'm sure you're anxious so you can power it up once you have it all connected to give it a shake down before fine-tuning the cabling. As Alan says, post a bunch of pics of your work in progress, here's a thread for that. http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...r-rig-5-a.html


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02 May 2013   #112
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Sure a side 140MM should fit in the plan nicely.
When you start wiring go slow and route cables as best you can. Now study it well before you zip-tie anything down. You'll see places where that wire will fit better and be more concealed or just work better. It may take 2-3 or more times, then when it's ready, start the tying down process and you'll probably find even more "better" cable routes. I've even removed all cables and started over.

I'm sure you're anxious so you can power it up once you have it all connected to give it a shake down before fine-tuning the cabling. As Alan says, post a bunch of pics of your work in progress, here's a thread for that. http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...r-rig-5-a.html
OK then, a 140mm side intake it will be.

I understand what you mean about the "Running of the Cables" for taking time to do it. Adding the ties will be the very last thing to do.

You are right about wanting to get it together but, on the other hand it is not my only machine and I can get by without it for however long it takes.
In the meantime I have the backup laptop even though it is slow.

Ah yes, pic's there will be !
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03 May 2013   #113
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
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03 May 2013   #114
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Have that second rig tuned to SF and ask any questions you need and or just use the web and the SF site for knowledge and inspiration. Remember what seems scary will all be worked out and don't expect to get everything nailed the first go. I'll almost guarantee that you'll be back inside the case multiple times after the finish of round one to tweak things....it's all good.
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03 May 2013   #115
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Thank's a lot guys !

Started a list of ??
Pic's are on the way later.
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03 May 2013   #116
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

2 quickies;

How do I safely ground myself to the MB with a strap ?

Is it best to install the CPU, cooler and mem. before putting the MB into the case ?
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03 May 2013   #117
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

1. Just touch a metal part of the case before handling components. 2.That's the way I do it.
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03 May 2013   #118
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Thank's !
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03 May 2013   #119
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hope I'm not too late. Install what you can to the board before putting it in the case, even some drive cables. Don't touch any contacts on RAM, cards or CPU.
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03 May 2013   #120
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

A little !

No problem. CPU, heatsink, cooler, mem. and PSU are in.

I guess I will put the video card in also. Then install MB in the case.

Drives and cables can be put in later as there is plenty of room after taking the other side of the case off.
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