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The Sleeper: Old Dell P4 gets GTX 460 768 SLi/Intel 2600k upgrade

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Just a bit of a heat check. Acquired a dell p4 that runs at 2.8ghz or whatever. Case is actually pretty good. It is microatx and I like it. Might as well put it to some use instead of throwing it away right?

Current specs:

1. p4 2.8ghz
2. 512mb ram
3. 20gb hd or something like that
4. CDRW drive


What's going in:

Asus Micro ATX motherboard m4n68t
1000 watt power supply
Radeon 6990 Video card
500gb hitatchi hard drive
DVDRW Drive

^Originally was going to do this but decided to go with this instead:

Asus p8p67-m pro matx motherboard
Intel 2600k
1k psu
GTX 460 768 sli
500gb hard drive
dvdrw drive

Plan to install a large 230mm fan on the side of the case. Looks like I am going to have to dremel a hole. I think the pc will stay very cool. 120mm intake fan will be going in the front, and I will leave the 80mm exhaust fan in the rear.

You'd be surprised how roomy the case is. I put the big power brick in there. Fan is huge, if this doesn't help cool this case, nothing will.



If you mount the intake fan on the inside of the case in the front then you lose clearance. So I just position the fan on the outside of the case with the cover on. Had to drill three holes however. I then mounted the fan:



I had to file down a little bit of the plastic on the inside of the front cover for the fan to fit perfect. No big deal. End result:




Edited by BigCactus - 3/31/11 at 9:33am
    
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This is the case. I am going to be cutting out a large whole where that dell label is. I am not sure where to get some mesh like material however to cover the whole.

    
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What on this puny earth would possess you to put an HD6990 inside an old dell case??
I doubt it would survive for more than 20 minutes on load as it looks like it's got no decent airflow at all!
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post #4 of 70
Or, you could get a better case for 60$
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Why oh why????
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I would try and keep as stock looking as possible. I might do this to quiet my pc down more......and if I can find a cheap Dell case somewhere.
    
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If you're going to dump ~$1250+ on a new setup why don't you spring for a cheap case that will still look sleeper, but with a ton more airflow.

That 6990 will melt with no airflow. Lol.
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post #8 of 70
Dude, please spend a couple bucks and grab a new case, if you have the money to buy a 6990, you can afford a proper case to protect your investment

Also if you plant to have a highend bulldozer plus 6990 setup you might as well go ATX
    
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what case is it? 4550?
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Gotta love how no one read the OP and noticed that he PLANS TO MOD THE SIDE OF THE CASE FOR BETTER AIRFLOW. XD
     
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