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This is way cool! I love the SFF Dells, they're actually quite clever with how they lay them out.

Thanks! smile.gif

And that's exactly what I thought as well when I opened them up. Very easy to work on.
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post #12 of 29
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Update posted.
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Really great so far, just one tip for your posts layouts (especially the first post). You should put Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
tags so people can open up what they want to see and keep the post not as long smile.gif

Oh, and I like where this is going. sub'd
post #14 of 29
I have had a couple of these at home, well less spec'd models because they had E2140's in them. But I gave one to my sister for a few beers and I actually found a used E6600 or something on eBay for $7 shipped and for another Dell OEM PC i got for free I found a E4300 for $3 shipped. Brilliant if you want a decent PC for cheap.
 
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post #15 of 29
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Updated posted. It's getting down to the wire so I'll need to hustle tomorrow.
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Really great so far, just one tip for your posts layouts (especially the first post). You should put Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
tags so people can open up what they want to see and keep the post not as long smile.gif

Oh, and I like where this is going. sub'd

Thanks for the idea. I used the spoiler tags for all the testing results, which helped dramatically cut down the length of the posts.
Edited by Warrior1986 - 5/9/14 at 11:57pm
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Update posted.
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post #17 of 29
Hey Man,

cheers for this post. I have a 755 sff and I had put a geforce 730 into it. The results are a mixed bag to be honest. I was looking at the 750 that you were alluding to in the first post. Have you fitted this and was it a success ?



This card sits a little uncomfortably on these capacitors as well. So was wondering how you got on with the galaxy ?

Regards,
Rob
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Hey Man,

cheers for this post. I have a 755 sff and I had put a geforce 730 into it. The results are a mixed bag to be honest. I was looking at the 750 that you were alluding to in the first post. Have you fitted this and was it a success ?



This card sits a little uncomfortably on these capacitors as well. So was wondering how you got on with the galaxy ?

Regards,
Rob

Wow, I haven't been on OCN now in almost 2 years. I randomly came back and saw a message from another member back in OCTOBER 2014 asking me a similar question and I feel so bad that I left him hanging.

Anyways, long story short life got in the way and I just sort of forgot about OCN. But now I'm back, at least for the time being.

I was in fact able to fit the 750 Ti Slim and the last time I used the machine (ironically or unironically depending how you look at it, ALSO almost 2 years ago) it ran brilliantly and flawlessly. I do vaguely recall have an issue with the capacitor but I forgot what I did in the end.

Much like the person who PM'ed me, I'll post an update with pictures as soon as I get a chance to do so, as I know there are other 755 SFF users who have probably stumbled across this thread through Google while searching for options or after having the same idea that came to my mind that this little box can ACTUALLY serve as a mini-LAN machine.

Rob, I'm not surprised to hear that you weren't happy with the 730. That thing is barely passable as a "graphics card", and the 750 Ti will actually give you the ability to play games as long as you lower the settings or play games older than the past 1-2 years. IIRC when I last used this thing it I played CS:GO, and it ran shockingly well at 1080p. When I fire it up (and go through almost 2 years worth of Windows updates doh.gif), I'm going to install Overwatch and see if it's passable at 1080p without having to turn every setting down to minimum. I do feel somewhat confident with the Q9550S at the heart of this tiny rig that the 750 Ti SHOULD be able to do just that and do it while not dipping below 60fps, but we will see.
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Hey Man,

cheers for this post. I have a 755 sff and I had put a geforce 730 into it. The results are a mixed bag to be honest. I was looking at the 750 that you were alluding to in the first post. Have you fitted this and was it a success ?



This card sits a little uncomfortably on these capacitors as well. So was wondering how you got on with the galaxy ?

Regards,
Rob

It is not a SSF case, it is a DT which is a bit bigger than SSF.
Any slim type GPU should fit there.

http://www.dell.com/us/dfb/p/optiplex-755/pd
From left to right
Tower > DT > SSF > uSSF
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It is not a SSF case, it is a DT which is a bit bigger than SSF.
Any slim type GPU should fit there.

http://www.dell.com/us/dfb/p/optiplex-755/pd
From left to right
Tower > DT > SSF > uSSF

It's 16.77L, anything under 20L per intel specifications is SFF.
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