Swapping 2 entire computers - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-14-2008, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1
Default Swapping 2 entire computers

Well, basically.

I have a good computer, small case. I have a weak computer, big nice case.

I want to swap the computers entirely. My question is, is there any caution I should take before I start?

Right now, I just have both computer towers laying by each other. I am trying to see if its possible for just myself to swap them in a safe matter.

Any tips that could help. If you would like more info about the computers, please do ask. I really want to see if I can do this.

Thanks for the feedback.

rescorpiso209 is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 12:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
Private Joker
carnageX's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 23,120
Default Re: Swapping 2 entire computers

You mean you're basically just swapping cases? No real advice to give except don't rush, and make sure the holes line up with the standoffs before you go tearing everything apart. can probably leave the heatsink/fan on the motherboard and just life it out after all cables are disconnected. Shouldn't be too much of an issue as long as you don't try to rush.

Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 03:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
saltynay's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Swapping 2 entire computers

Quite simple the one extra tip is to not do it on carpet there is a risk of static electricity ruining a part (the risk is quite minimal) to ground yourself you just need to touch the metal frame of the case. Take it slow and don't force anything it should all slide out quite simply there are tons of guides on the net for building so read a couple so that you understand how everything got there and the clips involved e.g. pci-express cards have a little plastic hook to secure them to the motherboard.
saltynay is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 05:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
Hard Gay Nahalem! Fooo!
NosBoost300's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bellflower, CA
Posts: 10,154
Send a message via AIM to NosBoost300
Default Re: Swapping 2 entire computers

dno't forget to swap power supplies
Current Build:
Intel 3770k @ 4.4 GHZ | Galaxy GTX 770 SLi | 16 GB G.Skill Sniper | ASrock z77 Extreme4
2xSamung 840pro 128GB in Raid | 2x1TB Seagate | Antec 750 Watt GamerSeries
Media Build:
Intel Core i3 3220 | Galaxy GTX 650 | 8 GB Corsair Vengeance | ASrock B75M | Samsung 840 120GB
NosBoost300 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vista SP1 fryc86 Microsoft Windows and Software 5 05-10-2008 01:36 AM
newly added computers to the workgroup using a router can not see the rest of workgro gmeax Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 3 04-13-2008 09:48 AM
3 computers connected to same router, however 1 is abnormally slow... ac26xp Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 2 02-02-2008 05:55 PM
New Computers - Which looks best for me? Chris Down New Systems | Building and Buying 8 11-13-2007 10:42 PM
Homeland Security computers hacked Osiris Viruses, Spyware and Malware 0 09-25-2007 06:57 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.