Upgrade Time

Been a while since I’ve upgrade the motherboard or CPU of my home computer and with the release of the new Haswel Intel CPUs I decided it was the correct time. Below are a few pictures outlining the steps I took.

    1. Before

      My computer before the upgrade. Very dusty and messy.1-before.jpg

    2. Cleaned

      The old motherboard has been removed and the case has been given a thorough dusting.2-cleaned.jpg

    3. New Motherboard

      The ASUS Maximus VI Hero.3-new.jpg

    4. CPU and RAM

      The CPU and RAM have been installed and CPU cooler backplate attached.4-ramcpu.jpg

    5. Installed

      Motherboard successfully installed into the case.5-installed.jpg

    6. Finished

      All plugged in and ready to go, except the disk drives.6-done.jpg

    7. Running

      It POSTed first time and this was taken while it installed Windows 8.7-running.jpg

    8. Finished

      Case back on and red LEDs installed.8-finished.jpg