Pre-Made to Custom Conversion Guide


Table of Contents
I. Reasons for a Conversion
II. Before Beginning – Get all of the Knows!
III-1. The Procedure • Section 1 – Breaking Down the Pre-Made
III-2. The Procedure • Section 2 – Rebuilding the Pre-Made into a Custom
IV. Closing and Aftermath

IV. Closing and Aftermath

Running at its Spot
Figure 12: Running Smoothly at its Spot!

Now, unless one has planned on updating the Operating System, the PC should boot up like it did prior to the conversion process and/or it breaking down. If upgrades, like new RAM or a GPU have been installed during the process, check to make sure they’ve been detected (normally the OS will have a notice pop-up), and then update and drivers to reflect the new modifications.

That’s all to it! Keep the documentation for the converted Pre-made safely somewhere just in case something goes awry or something needs to be upgraded/replaced.

Doing a conversion to a pre-made can help extend the life of a system, or recycle it into having a secondary life if it was succeeded by something newer. They don’t tend to be as difficult as building one from scratch, but it does have its limits as well since it is built with manufacturer-specific parts that wouldn’t be present on a full custom build. Cost-wise it can vary widely depending upon the extreme of the conversion, but typically not as expensive as going out to build one from scratch. Don’t expect it to run with the top-of-the-line systems either even with it’s newly formed life, but it will definitely have far better longevity and upgrade options than it did as just a simple pre-made.

That’s it for the conversion guide; something to consider as an alternative solution to fixing a pre-made, or giving it new life! As always, comments, questions, corrections, are always welcome!

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