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Old 02-08-2020, 11:12 AM   #1
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i am thinking of changing my desktop casing

hello, i am thinking of changing my desktop casing, but i do not know how to. and i do not want to bring my whole cpu down just to change the case. so anyone to recommand to do it for me at my house ? budget around 50 to 80 good enough to change a decent case ? my case is cooler master i think
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:49 AM   #2
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Changing case is literally building a new pc all together. Not sure who will go down to your house just to do that and on top of that 50 to 80 probably can only cover the service cost.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:50 AM   #3
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hello, i am thinking of changing my desktop casing, but i do not know how to. and i do not want to bring my whole cpu down just to change the case. so anyone to recommand to do it for me at my house ? budget around 50 to 80 good enough to change a decent case ? my case is cooler master i think
Budget not even enough for most decent case liao , and changing case is double job . Need to take out and put back in, need to do onsite at your convenience. Good luck in finding that kind guy.

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Old 05-08-2020, 09:16 AM   #4
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hello, i am thinking of changing my desktop casing, but i do not know how to. and i do not want to bring my whole cpu down just to change the case. so anyone to recommand to do it for me at my house ? budget around 50 to 80 good enough to change a decent case ? my case is cooler master i think
That isn't sufficient for a proper modern case.
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:28 AM   #5
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If case no damage don’t bother to change.

Save your time and your money
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:32 AM   #6
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hello, i am thinking of changing my desktop casing, but i do not know how to. and i do not want to bring my whole cpu down just to change the case. so anyone to recommand to do it for me at my house ? budget around 50 to 80 good enough to change a decent case ? my case is cooler master i think
moving your pc only a new case just requires you to unplug everything. no need to remove the CPU cooler. So it's a fairly easy process, hardest part I can think of is probably screwing in the motherboard or unplugging/replugging the 24pin

Please let us know all your components as motherboard size, gpu size and especially cpu cooler height matters a lot.

Also, are you able to up your budget?
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:43 AM   #7
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You guys definition of decent and modern case too high sia. My SG13 only like $70+.

No need glass panel, no need fans that cost $25 each, quite easy to keep costs down.

Why do you want to change the case tho? Case is the thing that I don't change unless I need to change it.
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Old 05-08-2020, 05:17 PM   #8
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if it aint broke, dont fix it. Having said that I m still using my 10 yr old shakoon case handed me down.

If you must, take a picture or video of the current setup or connections so that you can reassemble it in the new case. You may need to reorientate your HD drives or PSU depending on the case design.
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:00 PM   #9
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I don't mind helping you to change pc case.
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:03 PM   #10
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change liao pc cannot boot, how??
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Old 06-08-2020, 12:30 AM   #11
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change liao pc cannot boot, how??
If all parts are working before and after, I don't see any possible issues arising from different chassis. Different mobo maybe.
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:49 AM   #12
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If all parts are working before and after, I don't see any possible issues arising from different chassis. Different mobo maybe.
expect the unexpectable

Happened to me one time too many. I was just, as you would put it, changing into a different chassis.
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:56 AM   #13
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If all parts are working before and after, I don't see any possible issues arising from different chassis. Different mobo maybe.


This is what you think.....
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If all parts are working before and after, I don't see any possible issues arising from different chassis. Different mobo maybe.
This is normally how the customer think.
The person providing the service always have to think the other way round.

If go onsite liao, case change liao. PC cannot boot, got $ to collect?
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Old 06-08-2020, 10:02 AM   #15
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This is normally how the customer think.
The person providing the service always have to think the other way round.

If go onsite liao, case change liao. PC cannot boot, got $ to collect?
and the customer will kpkb, end up having to troubleshoot as well
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