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Transplanting

Postby ubntfp » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:22 am

Hi guys, hope you can help me.

I bought a pc of Ebay last year and didn't look into MB specs.

Guy wont take it back as so long now but I have a problem.
Pc only has one dvd bay, 1 ssd bay and 2 satta HDD bays, no case cooling but for rear fan, power supply on floor, pushing hot air onto R7 240 graphics,
and it has AMD FX8350 4Ghz 8 core CPU. 16 Gig ddr3 ram, not sure on speed but Crcial says its pc 12800.
( http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/scanview/6960786C31D926C3 )

MB is Gigabyte 78LMT-usb3 ( http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=4305#ov ) Running windows 7
All this in a small ATX case and overheating to quickly, now getting Blue screen of death

Hoping to get another MB which has fan connections so I can plug more than 1 fan into it, and a case to fit which will allow at lease 3 hard drives and 2 + front bays.
I know its asking a lot but need to allow it to cool but cant carry on with noise of fans running at max with no control and all the heat building up, have to run with side of case removed at moment. not good when you have 2 year old daughter that likes to explore my office!!!



Hope you guys can help....

Many thanks
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Re: Transplanting

Postby Mr T » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:35 am

If you don't like the case, buy a new one, they aren't that expensive then transplant all your stuff across. What is the make and wattage of your PSU, a weak one with poor wattage is asking for trouble? It would be far better changing case and PSU (if its poor) than changing motherboard, because a motherboard change will require a reactivation of windows or a whole reinstall, plus if you have upgraded to windows 10 and change the motherboard, it may render the operating system useless unless you buy a new licence...
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Re: Transplanting

Postby ubntfp » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:07 pm

The main problem is that the motherboard only has 1 cooling fan connection, the back one. And the case hasn't got enough room to put what I want inside aswell as to have a few cooling fans in.
Core2duo E6600cpu
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS OC 512mb
4Gig Ram
2x500 1x320 1x250gig Hd's (7200rpm)
2x120mm fans at front, 2x80mm fans on side 1x80mm on back Running Win7 Ultimate 64Bit
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Re: Transplanting

Postby rascard2007 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:41 pm

U can use chasis fans attached to the PSU instead of the MOBO, U lose the fan speed control capabilities but put less 12V current drawing trough the MOBO circuitry, that helps to extend the MOBO life span.

U can by case fans with molex conector or with the small conector to the mobo and buy molex adapters
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Re: Transplanting

Postby Karlsweldt » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:56 pm

Best to use the PSU leads for any cooling fans in the case, leave just device cooling fans to the motherboard headers.
Mini PC cases are always cramped for room. But if there is a vent area on the inside front partition, use that, behind the front bezel. Check the bottom of the front bezel for air intake slots or holes. You could drill 1/8" holes in a pattern, to allow air entry.
An alternative is if there is a perforated vent area on the back of the case. Mount the fan on the outside, with a wire guard covering the blades for safety. Only problem would be getting the power wires into the case. But the fan wire terminals are easy to release from the power plug. This was done on some very old computer models.
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Re: Transplanting

Postby bdub » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:38 am

what's the BSOD's say?
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