It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Upgrading my pc today need some advice.

page: 1
3
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 04:46 AM
link   
Okay I have bought a new PSU, GPU and CPU arriving soon but the question I have is do I install one at a time or just open the case up and install everything at once?.
Short but sweet.

Oooo can't wait fallout 4 on ultra and Star citizen
.

It's my xmas pressie to myself
.




posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 04:48 AM
link   
a reply to: boymonkey74

The only issue with the all at once method is that it will be harder to fault find if you have any issues, conflicts ect.

More haste less speed may have you up and running quicker with less head scratching.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 04:50 AM
link   
a reply to: nonspecific

So PSU first? I know the CPU and GPU are compatable so PSU then CPU turn it on let it update then GPU?.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 04:53 AM
link   
I use the "shotgun" method . I carefully THROW everything in at once from power supplies to hard drives. Plug it up , cross my fingers and power up......

Never failed....




posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 04:55 AM
link   
It is a midway upgrade until next year when I get a new one.
Got a GTX 960 4 gig, not the best but it will do for now.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 05:11 AM
link   

originally posted by: boymonkey74
It is a midway upgrade until next year when I get a new one.
Got a GTX 960 4 gig, not the best but it will do for now.

Hey , dont knock it till you tried it....



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 05:11 AM
link   
a reply to: Gothmog

Just hope it fits in my case it is huge lol.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 05:13 AM
link   

originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Gothmog

Just hope it fits in my case it is huge lol.

Most of them are double slot cards now....and 90% is for the fan...
I have AMD r9's in Crossfire. No room for any other adapters. Good thing system boards come with NIC chipsets on board ,or I wouldnt be posting on ATS.

edit on 6-12-2015 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 05:19 AM
link   

originally posted by: boymonkey74
Okay I have bought a new PSU, GPU and CPU arriving soon but the question I have is do I install one at a time or just open the case up and install everything at once?.
Short but sweet.

Oooo can't wait fallout 4 on ultra and Star citizen
.

It's my xmas pressie to myself
.


Just throw them all in.
It's a simple process - and assuming you're using Windows 7 or higher, you shouldn't even need to reinstall Windows.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 05:19 AM
link   
a reply to: Gothmog

It should fit I remember buying my case thinking I need lots of space and then put a short 650ti in, if not I will make it fit
.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 05:22 AM
link   

originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Gothmog

It should fit I remember buying my case thinking I need lots of space and then put a short 650ti in, if not I will make it fit
.

My thinkin : If you have a hammer , everything is a nail ...
Naw , dont do that . I am a highly trained professional , please dont try this at home
And it will fit most cases available in the past 5 years.






posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 05:24 AM
link   
a reply to: Gothmog

Can't wait I must be refreshing the delivery tracking thing every 5 mins
.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 05:38 AM
link   
a reply to: boymonkey74

Fallout 4 ?






posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 05:59 AM
link   
slap that crap in all at once! do it in less than 5 minutes..... including a cleaning!

just make sure you use a LIBERAL amount of heat sink compound between the cpu and heat-sink.


edit on 6-12-2015 by benwyatt because: bout fd your comp up! lol



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 06:47 AM
link   
a reply to: Gothmog

Yeah
with some texture mods in
.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 06:51 AM
link   

originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Gothmog

Yeah
with some texture mods in
.


Dont leave home without em....



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 06:58 AM
link   
a reply to: Gothmog

Plus star citizen...I had to download the new file fully due to them saying so.
32 gig already and that doesn't include the single player and the rest of the PU...I think it will be a 100 gig game when 1.0 is released.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 06:59 AM
link   
Oops read the question wrong. Test them 1 at a time, PSU 1st, then CPU and then GPU last.
edit on 6-12-2015 by mclarenmp4 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 07:03 AM
link   

originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Gothmog

Plus star citizen...I had to download the new file fully due to them saying so.
32 gig already and that doesn't include the single player and the rest of the PU...I think it will be a 100 gig game when 1.0 is released.

Going to get FO4 . But now , I am playing Divinity Original Sin EE and Witcher 3 with the DLC



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 07:04 AM
link   
a reply to: mclarenmp4

I never use my dvd so was thinking of not bothering plugging it in.
I got a really good deal on a computer site on cyber monday my card Gigabyte Nvidia Gtx 960 1127MHz (Boost 1304MHz) and a AMD FX8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor for 200 quid I think I saved a few bob so I just got a 750 watt PSU to power it all.
Was so lucy it was the last one of ten they had and sold in half an hour.



new topics

top topics



 
3
<<   2 >>

log in

join