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theAdamCurtis
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UK X51 People: Where on earth did you get the R1 to R2 Powerboard upgrade from?

Hello all.

I am one of the million, sadly lumbered with the R1 X51 and watering at the mouth at the prospect of upgrading from the GTX 660 to the GTX 970.

I have however, hit a stumbling block. Whilst I know that I need a D85RT 'daughterboard', i'll be damned if I can find one at less than around £150 (!). Seemingly, our more fortunate American cousins are paying the equivalent of around £40, a whole lot cheaper than I can find in either the UK or anywhere in Europe.

Am I right in saying that Dell won't sell these parts directly?

So, fellow UK people, where can I find a D85RT at a price that won't make my wallet cry?

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DavoG360
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RE: UK X51 People: Where on earth did you get the R1 to R2 Powerboard upgrade from?

Hi,

I had exactly the same issue. 

It all depends what you mean by "wallet cry". I've paid £108 to get one from Germany, including delivery.

It arrived in 5 working days which was much quicker than anywhere else i could find.

The link is below.

www.notebookservice-online.de/D85RT_1

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Game7a1
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RE: UK X51 People: Where on earth did you get the R1 to R2 Powerboard upgrade from?

You mean this: http://www.computer-spare-parts.info/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/333.

I'm confused. Are you in the UK now or something?

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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RE: UK X51 People: Where on earth did you get the R1 to R2 Powerboard upgrade from?

UK

Alienware X51 R1 i7 2600 ❖ 16GB ❖ 512GB SSD ❖ EVGA GTX 970 SC ❖ Win 10 Pro

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