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post #41 of 70
Now that is cool, I have a bunch of old dell cases but I usually did the exact opposite.. Took out the guts and put them in Regular ATX cases.. lol
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man..your 6990 would even surpass that spec..
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I should warn you that the M4N68T motherboards will only be able to run the x6 safely at stock due to the VRMs
The best mATX solution for a 125W x6 would be the Biostar TA890GXE
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I should warn you that the M4N68T motherboards will only be able to run the x6 safely at stock due to the VRMs
The best mATX solution for a 125W x6 would be the Biostar TA890GXE
Yah I have basically done away with that set up and went with the p67-m matx set up and a 2600k instead. Also going with dual gtx 460 768mb sli cards instead of the 6990. I heard the noise of the 6990 was too much, and I really didn't want to deal with all that heat inside the dell case. Hopefully I won't need to mod the case now.
    
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Aren't you sorta killing the 'Sleeper' effect by modding the case so obviously? I guess its necessary for more airflow but it makes this project seem more about recycling than hidden power.
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Yah I have basically done away with that set up and went with the p67-m matx set up and a 2600k instead. Also going with dual gtx 460 768mb sli cards instead of the 6990. I heard the noise of the 6990 was too much, and I really didn't want to deal with all that heat inside the dell case. Hopefully I won't need to mod the case now.
good ideas, the 590 would be an excellentt alternative to the 6990, its quieter too
    
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I am going to see what the temps are at stock form first. I just don't think the front intake fan is going to be enough.
    
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good ideas, the 590 is an excellentt alternative to the 6990, its quieter too
I've heard but I think there was a problem with the 590, something about the VRMS and the card in general running a lot hotter than the 6990. There has been people around the net who have reported issues with the card where they have failed and burnt out. Not sure if this is all true or just ATI propaganda. I think Nvidia is suppose to release a new bios for it. Definitely do not want to beta test the 590.

Obviously I don't want a card with cooling issues running in this case. I like the performance of the 768 sli for my purpose however. I think the 2600k might even squeeze a little more fps out of them. Only problem is I got the msi twin frozer ones where the heat dumps inside the case.
    
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post #49 of 70
If you're making a "sleeper" keep the dell logo

Goto a lan party and max out whatever is there lol

Make sure you tell them its a Dell Dimension 5400 (or whatever model)
post #50 of 70
Interesting. I have 2x2400 cases, and 1x2300 case.
Might be something I will be doing as well
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