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Windows 7: Modifing old desktop machine in new case

23 Aug 2015   #31
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks,
No not really I wasn't looking to go that far
Just update the cpu cooler it's pretty old and wore out
Add some case fans..

Machine in general works very well otherwise I wouldn't even bother with all of this


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24 Aug 2015   #32
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Oh. Good luck resurrecting that good ol' machine!
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24 Aug 2015   #33
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks yep I see it as a relocation program to a larger air-conditioned home
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01 Sep 2015   #34
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Pulled the trigger on a new psu RM 850 104.us with shipping
10.00 discount code + 20.00 Corsair rebate
CORSAIR RM Series RM850 850W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

Also did get the previous cpu cooler
Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler - 120mm Fan With PWM, LGA 1366, 1156, 1155, 775, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2 - RR-212E-20PK-R2 at TigerDirect.com

Beside some case fans which I'm still pondering because Corsair only has green led fans in the wind series and not the quite series I need to get a different fan hub to adjust the rpms :/
I did see a cool one that fits in a pci slot though I'll probably end up getting so at least I can manually adjust them.
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04 Sep 2015   #35
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

This recase is still going strong. It is recently retired as a standby PC.
Recase an Acer Aspire X1700 X1800 desktop PC
Cost ~$75 plus time. There was no need to replace the CPU cooler just clean and reset it with new thermal paste. If you want to replace the CPU cooler then maybe an extra $40. Thermaltake have updated their Case/PSU combo since then.
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04 Sep 2015   #36
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep I remember that one well you actually gave me the inspiration
Just did my new build first instead so I would have another desktop to fall back on if things get broken like mostly the Acer mother board

Just got my new RM850 psu a little while ago
Fans and a couple fan controllers should be around next week sometime
Once I get those I'll be ready for a little r&r

And yes the dinky stock cpu cooler had to go it's completely wore out time to retire
Besides possibly needing a couple cables for the fan controller I should have everything end of next week

New case is another Corsair 450D darn I like it
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04 Sep 2015   #37
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nice looks like it is all coming together.
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05 Sep 2015   #38
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Went a head a started,
The cpu cooler mount was fun
Acer glued it on surprised I didn't crack the mobo took quite a bit of fiddling and alcohol to get the mounting back plate off for the new Cooler Master one and also replaced the thermal paste on the other little doo-da to under it
Modifing old desktop machine in new case-acer-mobo-1.jpg


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06 Sep 2015   #39
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Went a head a started,
The cpu cooler mount was fun
Acer glued it on surprised I didn't crack the mobo took quite a bit of fiddling and alcohol to get the mounting back plate off for the new Cooler Master one and also replaced the thermal paste on the other little doo-da to under it
Attachment 370794
You put TIM Paste on the backplate, or thermal pads/rubber?
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06 Sep 2015   #40
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Acer glued it on
I think sometimes the thermal paste needs a bit of a warm up before removing the old cooler. Then let the CPU cool down before cleaning with high purity iso propyl alcohol. My old Acer had a quad Intel 8300 and the cooler was fine after a clean and a thermal paste reseat. The EVO 212 heat sink is what i have on my current PC and is a low cost great alternative.
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