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Hidrolic
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Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

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As I have heard the XPS 8300 have some issues with the GTX 600 series as a life fan of NVIDIA GPUs I wanted to upgrade to one of those but as i cant with the current motherboard i decided to make some changes to my rig currently I dont want to change the XPS case so I was wondering if this would fit in it.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maximus_V_GENE/#specifications

http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supply-units/tx-series-power-supply-units/enthusiast-series-tx750-v2-80-plus-bronze-certified-750-watt-high-performance-power-supply.html

If Dell cases are standar size they should fit but im not sure about that, any help would be appreciated ty.

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osprey4
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Re: Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

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Hi Hidrolic,

The XPS 8300 accommodates standard ATX mobos and PSUs.

I'm wondering if you have checked more recent posts. There was supposed to be a firmware update that would fix the issues with the GTX 680.

Hidrolic
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Re: Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

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No I havent seen those post maybe I'll look around to find those, but i might still be looking for the upgrade as they are some nice piece of equip

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rdunnill
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Re: Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

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If you replace the mother board for reasons other than repair, your Windows OEM license will not be valid.

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UnitedReign
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Re: Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

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i know for a matter of fact that the 650 ti works perfectly in my xps8300 without any psu upgrades.

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jb99a
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RE: Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

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I"m going to replace my mobo with a

Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 ATX Intel  (link below)

Will that work?  My xps keeps crashing so it is for repair purposes

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128677

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shesagordie
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RE: Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

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jb99a

Budget for a new copy of windows, as Dell's OEM copies will not work with a non-Dell motherboard, they are tied to Dell's BIOS.

To use the GIGABYTE GA-Z87-DS3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard a different PSU is needed, the GA-Z87-DS3H requires an 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, the Dell default 460w power supply has a P2 4-pin ATX power connector.

Bev.

 


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rdunnill
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RE: Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

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I"m going to replace my mobo with a

Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 ATX Intel  (link below)

Will that work?  My xps keeps crashing so it is for repair purposes

You can replace the motherboard for reasons of repair with a similar motherboard, and reuse the existing Dell license. However, upgrading to a different CPU socket is outside those limits, so you should buy a new copy of Windows.

The new board will not fit, because it is ATX and the case is mATX.

 

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jb99a
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RE: Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

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"upgrading to a different cpu socket"  - is that another way of saying upgrading the mobo?  Not sure what you mean.  Please explain.  Thanks.

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rdunnill
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RE: Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

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The XPS 8300 accommodates standard ATX mobos and PSUs.

Umm, the XPS 8300 is mATX, not ATX.

"upgrading to a different cpu socket"  - is that another way of saying upgrading the mobo?  Not sure what you mean.  Please explain.  Thanks.

It means that you can replace the motherboard for reasons of repair with a similar unit. You can't replace the motherboard with one of completely different architecture, and still remain within the terms of the OEM license; in Microsoft's eyes, that is building a new computer, which requires a new Windows license.

And, if you're wondering, I installed a mATX board in an XPS 7100 chassis, which is identical to that of your XPS 8300, apart from coloring.

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