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DELL XPS 8700 rebuild?

I plan to sort of rebuild my Dell XPS 8700 desktop... I would like a new case, new psu, and a new GPU and possibly a new cooler! I plan on getting these items

GPU: GTX 970 superclocked 4gb  

Case: Sentey® Bx1-4284 Plus Gaming Computer Case

PSU: Corsair CX750 750w PSU

The main thing that I am confused about is the case... I heard the motherboard may or may not fit the case properly, and I am in need of a better case, I need better cooling also due to my house being 80 degrees in the summertime... *** to *** huh? I don't feel like buying a new AC unit just to make sure my computer doesn't melt... 

So any help would be awesome, I am set on buying that PSU and GPU, but the Case is a different ball game for me... I know Dell doesn't recommend replacing cases... but I bought the computer so I want to do it! Thanks!

Thanks! - Trey [:D]

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I can confirm from personal experience that the pinout in the graphic I posted is correct.

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I can confirm from personal experience that the pinout in the graphic I posted is correct.

Thank you, much appreciated. 

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SlimJ87D

EDIT: Oh, your response was to the OP? OP abandoned thread months ago. I bumped this thread to see if anyone could tell me the F_Panel pinouts. 

 

DOH I should look more closely at the OP dates...

btw, I'm considering re-casing one of my systems for better cooling. 

can you post a link to the pinout?

Just to let you guys know, new case went very well, fantastic even. Due to having a fan controller, I lost access to two front USB ports with the thermaltake, oh well. But temperatures of dropped even further.

Went from 75-76C to 70-71C for my GPU.

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Nice. I saw your thread on oc dot net. too. I'll be keeping my eyes open for deals on cases. I added a 92mm to the case with an OC'd GTX 770 and it is cooler, but still gets warm.

How are all those fans configured? 

edit: I mean which are inlet fans, which are exhaust? 

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Inlet:

2X 140mm fans in the front

2X 120mm fans on the bottom

Outlet:

3X 140mm fans on the top

1X 120mm fan at the back. 

200 CFM comes in and 200 to 220 CFM comes out. 

It has helped my GPU a lot. I also changed thermal paste as well to MX-4. 

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The extra 92mm fan in front doesn't make much difference.

I just ordered a Corsair Carbide 300R to re-case the 8700 that is running hot with the GTX 770.

$30 after rebates including three additional 120mm Cougar fans. These fans are really quiet so it should be a step in the right direction, and maybe even set the stage for a GTX 970 or 980 as a christmas gift.

http://slickdeals.net/f/8066674-pc-hardware-corsair-carbide-series-300r-atx-mid-tower-computer-case-... 

Your comment on getting a new case vs adding fans made a lot of sense. Thanks.

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It has helped my GPU a lot. I also changed thermal paste as well to MX-4. 

Did you use new thermal paste on the GPU or on the CPU? 

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What about reset? and this works for xps8700?

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What about reset?

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