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EVGA P55 Invading the Dell XPS 630i

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I'm very close to start installing the P55 goodies inside my XPS 630i chassis. Here are some pics of some hardware analyzing & discoveries I had to overcome regarding the heatsink & mobo (pay close attention to the modded fan clip).





Edited by drBlahMan - 2/22/10 at 7:52pm
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Interesting, but I thought dell's use the btx format?
    
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Interesting, but I thought dell's use the btx format?
Nah...they had decided to use the atx format for the XPS 630i. The biggest difference when compared to standard atx cases, the atx mobo inside the XPS 630i is inverted.
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Interesting, but I thought dell's use the btx format?
Every dell I've seen uses atx
    
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didn't they stop using BTX? That was a pentium 4 thing, and it was a good thing, but now its useless iirc
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didn't they stop using BTX? That was a pentium 4 thing, and it was a good thing, but now its useless iirc
Dell had started the atx models with the XPS 630 & 700 series if I'm not mistaken. I also have a Dell XPS 400 (pentium 4 3.4GHz) and it's a btx. I know one thing...this XPS 630i is the last Dell I will buy. I had to mod the panel door to improve the air-circulation inside the case. It's very crampy. The Megahalems look like it's taking up half the space...kind of exaggerating. The inside of this case is nothing like the HAF932 or even an Antec 900. It's juuuust large enough to put some nice hardware inside
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Dell had started the atx models with the XPS 630 & 700 series if I'm not mistaken. I also have a Dell XPS 400 (pentium 4 3.4GHz) and it's a btx. I know one thing...this XPS 630i is the last Dell I will buy. I had to mod the panel door to improve the air-circulation inside the case. It's very crampy. The Megahalems look like it's taking up half the space...kind of exaggerating. The inside of this case is nothing like the HAF932 or even an Antec 900. It's juuuust large enough to put some nice hardware inside
haha

awesome

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