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Old 07-03-2008, 08:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It's not hard at all. You just screw it into the case and connect the power cables to the motherboard optical drive(s), hard drive and graphics card.
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Ah aright, thanks again for your help, on both of my threads!
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It's not hard at all. You just screw it into the case and connect the power cables to the motherboard optical drive(s), hard drive and graphics card.
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Ah aright, how difficult is it to install the PSU? its the only component I havn't researched installation on.
mine was litterally 3 TINY screws...and it comes right out

I was going to suggest this antec case, because it was a bargain at $70, and comes WITH a good PSU....but they raised the price to 100 ... I just bought one 2 weeks ago.....

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Old 07-04-2008, 02:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Ah, aright thanks for the suggestion, would've been great to get at 70, but now that its $100 I think I'm going with those other two pieces to save a few bucks. I do have another question though, now that I'm replacing the Case, PSU, Mobo, Processor, Memory, and Video Card, am I essentially just building a computer? Besides the HDD that I think I can salvage, what else can I use from my old computer?
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yup, dmn near building a new one
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Lol I've been back and forth from upgrading to just building an entirely new computer, Looks like I'm back to building a new one. Now, I think I know how to salvage my optical drive, but what do I have to do to get the OS from my old comp and have it work on my new one?
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Reinstall it of course, assuming you have the discs. If it's preloaded then you have a problem and may need to buy a copy.
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Aright, Ill have to check into if it came preloaded. Besides that, just to wrap up, heres the setup I have in mind now, its basically Puddle Jumper's entire list of suggestions

Video Card
Memory
Motherboard
Processor
PSU
Case

If anyones got any suggestions before I buy, Id love to hear em. At this time though, I'm happy enough with the quality that I'm not looking to pay more for a better piece, but if anyone knows of a reliable piece of roughly the same quality that costs a bit less, I'd love to hear them.

Oh also, are there any fans I'm going to need to purchase?
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Reinstall it of course, assuming you have the discs. If it's preloaded then you have a problem and may need to buy a copy.
thats what sucks.... I've got like 2 Gateway systems and 2 dell systems...and NO windows installation CDs./...only "reinstallation" CDs
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Aright, Ill have to check into if it came preloaded. Besides that, just to wrap up, heres the setup I have in mind now, its basically Puddle Jumper's entire list of suggestions

Video Card
Memory
Motherboard
Processor
PSU
Case

If anyones got any suggestions before I buy, Id love to hear em. At this time though, I'm happy enough with the quality that I'm not looking to pay more for a better piece, but if anyone knows of a reliable piece of roughly the same quality that costs a bit less, I'd love to hear them.

Oh also, are there any fans I'm going to need to purchase?
Build looks good.. if you want extra Case Fans and a CPU Fan to make sure it doesn't overheat when overclocking thats a good idea..

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