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
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]
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.
SLIMJ87D - Thank you.
Here you go Dan, before and after photos as promised.
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?
2X 140mm fans in the front
2X 120mm fans on the bottom
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.
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.
Your comment on getting a new case vs adding fans made a lot of sense. Thanks.