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Even the Amazon jungle is put to shame in that mess, clean it up!
lol its long dead, and honestly look at it there was no space in that thing. I gave it to my neighbor, and came back two years later to find it with a smashed rad in the closet. They said it got a virus... and I just didn't care enough to fix it lol
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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
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.

    
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LOL I just did the same thing to the same dell case. Instead of the 6990 I used a 4870X2... but still very similar since they are both dual GPU cards.

As for cooling, in my case I didn't need to add a large side fan since I removed that mesh from the front and added a 120mm fan. It allows good airflow and since the case is short its pretty much direct. There are vents undeneath the dell logo and also on the bottom of the front panel so its able to get fresh air.

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Case in point.

Skip to post 29 for good pix.
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what case is it? 4550?
I have no idea.

This case fits a 1200 watt psu...I find that funny considering it's a 2002 matx from dell.

Also the door panel has a quick release lever in the back which is nice and definitely not the norm for a case like this. This must of been a premium build back in the day.

Should fit the 6990:



6990 is only a foot long so this case definitely will work with it.
    
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I think its great, ive always wanted a cheap old dell/hp case to put AMAZING stuff in.
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Didnt know a 9 year old dell case would fit a 6990 wonder if this 3 year old HP case will fit 2 6990's
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LOL I just did the same thing to the same dell case. Instead of the 6990 I used a 4870X2... but still very similar since they are both dual GPU cards.

As for cooling, in my case I didn't need to add a large side fan since I removed that mesh from the front and added a 120mm fan. It allows good airflow and since the case is short its pretty much direct. There are vents undeneath the dell logo and also on the bottom of the front panel so its able to get fresh air.



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Lol, that is awesome, I like what you did. I think the 6990 is longer than the 4870x2 in my case...but this case actually has about 13.4 inches of clearance from the pci-slot, and the 6990 is only about a foot long. 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:



    
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Or, you could get a better case for 60$
Or save $60 and use free case?
    
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what case is it? 4550?


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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


I barely have 14 inches clearance where the graphics card would go, but I think the 6990 will make it.

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.

Some benchmarks to follow. I will be bottlenecked by the phenom 2 but that's okay since I'm just waiting for bulldozer any way.
thats true , the card will be bottlenecked at stock setting on that motherboard but probably not if u have a x6 at 4Ghz , on another notice u dont need a 1000w PSU as one card takes up roughly 450w which makes the PSU too big for single card and too small for a future CF in mind (with bulldozer setup) either get an AX1200w-Silverstone 1500w or a regular 650w Seasonic/Antec/Corsair/XFX
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