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Changing outer shell and upgrading


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#1 Captain Trout

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:32 AM

Hi Guys,

Im new to this forum and also building computers etc!

I have a old custom computer tower ( gaming )

can i change the case to something more (gaming) like a x preditor by aero cool!

Im not that up on computers but i have done afew simple things like change a laptop keyboard and change a laptop screen.

I also want to upgrade the RAM is it a simple switch ( pull old out and place new in ETC )

Look forward to replys

Best Regards

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#2 rotor123

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:13 AM

Although you probably can change the case and upgrade the memory.

Whether you have experience assembling a computer, How distressed would you be if the computer was dead, temporarily or permanently after changing the case? This is always a possibility.

I do this all the time and I don't even do my own. If I want a different case I wait until I build my next new one so that if there are problems I still have the old computer working. I am a firm believer in the old saying "If it Isn't broke, don't fix it."

As for a memory upgrade, DO you still have the manual to tell you what type and size you can use? Failing that do you know the motherboard model. You can get lots of information by running Speccy.

Posting a screen shot with Speccy
System Snapshot

  • [
  • Go to Piriform's website, and click the big Posted Image button.

    Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.

    You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
  • After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
  • Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
    Posted Image

    Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot

    You will see the following prompt:
    Posted Image

    Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

    Posted Image

    Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the Posted Image button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

    Congrats! You have just posted your specs!


Once you have posted the Speccy link we can help with the memory upgrade question.

If you decide to go ahead changing the case, Feel free to ask for help.

Good Luck
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Edited by rotor123, 29 August 2012 - 11:14 AM.

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