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Hello,

Simple question. Can I upgrade from my GTX1070 to the RTX 2070 Super?

 

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Re: XPS 8930, RTX 2070 Super, compatible? #2

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@Alle82    one thing that is really weird is that the PSU fan does not kick in even with the RTX 2080 S

Nice Job!

PSU fan should not come on at all unless PSU is stressed (which is never). I have not seem my PSU fan move in a year-and-a-half of use. Even if you were to turn on the PSU fan (if your PSU has that option), it would not help in cooling your graphics card.

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@Alle82    Can I upgrade from my GTX1070 to the RTX 2070 S?

simple answer

yes

longer answer

nVidia recommended minimum 650 watt PSU for the RTX 2070 Super

therefore; upgrade to 850 watt PSU

 

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That is great news! This is Dell response at the same question today =

Hi,

Good Day!

Thank you for this information. In line with the RTX 2070 it is not compatible since the graphics card is large and it may not fit to the computer. Also the graphics card is not tested by our engineering team which is why we are not able recommend it.

 

Thank you for choosing Dell.

What do you think about the engineer reply?

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Re: XPS 8930, RTX 2070 Super, compatible? #2

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Hi,


Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum. I understand you have query related to upgrade. Could you confirm the system Service Tag via private message, so I can look into this and provide you with the information.

Dell-ArunV


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#IWork4Dell
To help us troubleshoot, click my Dell-name and send me a private message with your Dell PC or Monitor Service Tag number

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@Alle82  - Dell does offer the XPS 8930 with an RTX 2070 Super, but it requires the 850W PSU, as was mentioned. Do you know which PSU you have now?

Looks like retail versions of the card are 10.5 inches long, but I don't know how long the Dell OEM version is. So make sure there's at least enough room for a 10.5 inch card.

 

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@Alle82  that is great news

My GTX 1080 is 10.7" long, and it fit in my case comfortably, even with the Aurora lower front fan bracket. (click photo to embiggen)

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Thanks for the replies, really appreciated. The model I have been looking at is the RTX 2070 S (blower). 

I don't have blower style fan and heatsink (I own a i7-8700). I hope this is not an issue.

The idea is to not add additional fan and exploit the blower model to not overheat the case and expel the hot air outside the case.

In terms of dimensions, would that fit?

Brand name ASUS
Item Weight 812 g
Product Dimensions 26.8 x 4 x 11.3 cm
Item model number TURBO-RTX2070S-8G-EVO
Series ASUS TURBO-RTX2070S-8G-EVO
RAM Size 8 GB
Computer Memory Type GDDR6
Hard Drive Size 8192 MB
Graphics Coprocessor amd_fire_pro_v_7800
Graphics Chipset Brand nvidia
Graphics Card Description Dedicated
Graphics RAM Type DDR5 SDRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size 512
Graphics Card Interface PCI-Express x16
Wattage 300 watts

 

Also how is complicated to replace the power unit? Not really an expert on this, I just want to make sure it is worth spending 650 pounds for better VR performance.

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@Alle82   I don't have blower style fan and heatsink ( I own a I7 8700) , I hope this is not an issue.

It is not a terminal issue with a 65 watt CPU, but you should make every effort to get additional air flow in your case. This is the thread I did for my fan & PSU upgrade

 XPS-8930-SE-Exhaust-Fan-and-PSU-Upgrade 

Regarding your choice in graphics card, different peeps will have different opinions regarding the optimal choices. No particular peeps specifically in mind @GTS81   @r72019  that might offer a differing opinion, but this is my opinion:

I would not opt for the blower style graphics card. While it is true that they are designed to exhaust the hot air out of the case, the single fan, exhausting design is less efficient at actually cooling the GPU, VRAM and voltage regulators. If you visit the nVidia web site, you will see that they no longer offer blower style graphics cards, and have moved to the dual fan/vapor chamber design (for a good reason). Again, that is just my personal opinion.

The PSU swap is super easy and covered in the above link.

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@Dell630i wrote:

Regarding your choice in graphics card, different peeps will have different opinions regarding the optimal choices. No particular peeps specifically in mind @GTS81   @r72019  that might offer a differing opinion, but this is my opinion:

I would not opt for the blower style graphics card. While it is true that they are designed to exhaust the hot air out of the case, the single fan, exhausting design is less efficient at actually cooling the GPU, VRAM and voltage regulators. If you visit the nVidia web site, you will see that they no longer offer blower style graphics cards, and have moved to the dual fan/vapor chamber design (for a good reason). Again, that is just my personal opinion.


Yeah, for the majority of people the open air GPUs are an all around better and more efficient choice.  The major exceptions would be people wanting a SLI/multi GPU setup, and SFF people suffering from restricted airflow (*cough* XPS 8930 and Aurora R5-10). 

My opinion on Nvidia's move from blower to open air for the FE / RTX titans is that it is more related to a marketing strategy.  This move creates a physical distinction with the Quadro cards.  Note here that the much more expensive Quadro cards are only offered in singe fan blower designs, and that Nvidia has had a monopoly on Titan cards since the pascal generation.  People looking at the Quadro cards are much more likely to need a multi-GPU setup, and open-air GPUs are mostly no good for multi-GPU setups absent special cooling arrangements.  So for these people (lets call them professionals), they are looking for blower style GPUs, which crosses the RTX FE and Titan off the list (I think its safe to assume the typical professional users are less likely to mod a GPU for liquid cooling). So in summary I'd guess that this in part a signal from Nvidia, that it is trying to push professional users over to their Quadro cards instead of the much "cheaper" Titan/FE cards.  On the flip side, those open air cards are generally the best bet for your typical single-GPU average use case consumer. 

 

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Hello guys

before I click the purchase button

I  decided to buy 

RTX 2080 S blower type

dimensions  28.09 x 12.5 x 4.19 cm  which fits in my case 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GeForce-RTX-2080-Super-Blower/dp/B07V1PCZ8G/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=rtx+2080+su...

Corsair RM850x 80 PLUS Gold 

dimensions 16 x 15 x 8.6 cm which has exactly the same dimensions on my current PSU. 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-RM850x-Watts-Modular-Supply/dp/B07B71JV8T/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=RM850... 

No extra cooling solution.

The upgrade is to allow me to play in VR for a 1 hour straight racing simulators which are high demanding in CPU/GPU.

 Is this a bad idea?

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Hello

can you please reply?

 

Am I going to face overheating issues in your opinion?

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Is this booting to UEFI SECURE BOOT? or is PC setup MBR HDD0 boot. SSD0 MBR booted.

The are many issues, and is not really simple at all, there are 12 makers of cards and some do not fit vast PCs.

only you can measure the card and whats inside the case NOW and know if it fits. Desktops can have many things inside even MOD's fans etc.

  • has to fit, and is first, for obvious reasons.!
  • not overload the x16 slot, as seen on some SFF mobo, (not you but is part of any full list)
  • not overload the PSU, , the cards sold all tell  you what the card uses, for power and tell you PSU size. RTM? all have a  manual if not DO NOT BUY the card.
  • must  be w10 64bit certified, (nobody uses w7 now) GTX 7xxx series up are. (Nvidia rules)
  • the case internal temperatures must not be allowed to get too hot, intel states 35C max.
  • fans, GPU can have 1 to 3 fans or water cooling, many folks hate load fans, so there is that.
  • then the card has vast features seen on the left side of GPU page, Newegg.com see that? , only you know what you need, even ports needed. Read there carefully first, so you know what you want now and say 3 years out, like wanting to go to DP monitors or pairs or whatever.
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Am I going to face overheating issues in your opinion?

why ask this? (lacking all facts as input )

The MT PC can have 4 HDD, in the case all using 12 to 25 watts each, I do not known your current heat load.

nor if you game or not or what? what is the 3D GPU  mode usage. ok VR = gaming, sure..

A PC not gamed (or the like actions) will be like 25 watts, need proof have AC ammeter and a cam.

GO SDD and lower heat loads by 4 times or  more.

The CPU can be 95watts dumped into the case (top fan only)

the MOBO around 25watts, do you see what I am doing here, those watts must be expelled from the case or it will overheat. or run hot and last a short time, you do know that heat is is the #1 cause of electronics fast aging right?  heat Kills. in fact MIL testing uses that  1/2 really to pretest all chips they buy (and fast clocked) mil spec.

learn that heat exploits chip weaknesses. ( and they all do have them!)

i can not see your PC blind. nor know all the parts inside but 1 the MOBO.

the issue of GPU cards,  is endless on this forum endless questions, and all done blind.

the PSU blows air to the rear, out of case never into the case (a win #1)

the CPU blows here, into the case ( failure #1) and is common but common does not make it RIGHT.

that means PSU and some case fans must get that heat out, or fail.! simple no?

the GPU blows into the case, on some cards, and newer ones too and I can tell you why.

here is why (not for better cooling) !!!! IN NO ORDER (  a secret that order IDK)

  • to make the card cheaper in   falling fast market,  now that the bit coin mining BS frenzy ended. LOL
  • to make this now higher wattage and FASTER card not too huge, 3 wide factors card and huge fan box.
  • to not make too much noise, for sure fan box 2 slots wide would   scream load, and angry buyers.
  • I am sure other reasons, were the reasons. (sure 75watt cards sure) yours is 175watts, dumped to case.

now what you buy is your choice, just put in a huge front case fan, and end the cooling problems.???

Did you know you can buy fan thermal controllers and add fans to it and set them any why you want?

Hint build your own PCs DYI buy the CASE FIRST !!!

A better PCs can have fans on 4 sides of the 6,  mine has top , rear and front, fans huge and slow. and quite.

or go water cooling the choices here are endless,  why not just do it and monitor heat and do what needs to be done later.  (if need be) There are only 12 makers of cards and many versions of one card,each

good luck finding the best card for you, only you matters, happy.

Id say no other upgrade on ANY DESKTOP is more complex. 

go to newegg.com click GPU

see left column of features, , HUGE variants exist.  learn that first, for now and what you need down the road.

last, is your PC room at 72F or 95F or above.???

 

buy it where exchanges are easy,  this is always best, that, for sure at brick stores, remember those? LOL

bestbuy?  what amazes me of folks afraid to try first.  use the ruler then buy.?

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allen

there are 3 answers, here always #2 is data,  but tells me your shopping choices,...

  1. what dell has tested,  or what they sell, only and tested,  this is covered in the Dell guide, 8930
  2. you are in UK and use Pounds for money ok (not Euros?) and you sad VR well that is gaming. gotcha.
  3. then what other folks on this forum you are on have tried, sure lots.
  4. and last what the world has tried ? called gaming benchmarks see this yet. 8,500 others. did it.

85 pages to look, there, me too lazy all.  but none seen .by me...so far.

most folks do not have $500 USD to spend, in the real wold but ,   and costs as much a  the PC refurbed, wow.

this PC has the wild tilt out PSU. with side vents, what fits is not easy on this PC. 

i forgot to say IDK what DELL sells, now or ever, only the sales ads, sold new.  and they can change this at the drop of a hat.

Here is the newegg list, lots, and fans are not the same , buy carefully, the one that only blows air to rear.

here is your space , use a ruler, for sure, use a ruler and discover TRUE SPACE. physical.

this is real (nothing there now)

xps.JPG

 

ID go,  Gigabyte   gigabyte WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System with Alternate Spinning Fans

and are turned off if not needed.

https://www.gigabyte.com/FileUpload/global/KeyFeature/1002/index.html

L=280.35 mm long is huge.  (2 inches 50mm longer than my GTX1650 is.) but my card is no longer than the slot. but seems to me in the photo 50 mm more fits.

 

as you seen just  thermal dynamics is a complex subject, not SIMPLE.

also learn if the PCU or GPU get too hot near 90c they slow down, so that matters too.

 

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@Alle82   RTX cards need the optional 850 W PSU in an XPS 8930. If you have the standard 460 W PSU, you'll have to upgrade it to use one of those cards.

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So if my XPS 8930 came with an RTX 2060 then it must have an 850watt PSU?

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@godzillaatemyhomework wrote:

So if my XPS 8930 came with an RTX 2060 then it must have an 850watt PSU?


Not unless you ordered it that way. The Sales page doesn't warn about needing the 850W PSU unless you choose the RTX 2060 SUPER (8 GB RAM). If you choose the RTX 2060 (6 GB RAM), you don't get that PSU warning. So you can have the 460 W PSU with the RTX 2060 (6 GB RAM).

Go to the Support page and put in your Service Tag and click the link for System Configuration. If you have the 850W PSU, it should be listed there.

My XPS 8930 SE lists this on the configuration page:
321-BEUV : Gold Standard PSU with Special Edition Silver Bezel Plastic Chassis (850W)

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dude, I did not understand a word of whay you said. 😄

 

From the tone of your email, it sounds it is a bad idea doing this upgrade for overheating issues.

 

I could try and then if comes to overheating I could opt for swapping the case...

 

I am really regretting buying Dell.

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@Alle82    dude, I did not understand a word of whay you said.

🤣  🤣  🤣

There is nothing wrong with upgrading to the 2080 Super and 850 watt PSU . . . however, in my opinion, you will need to also do something about cooling your CPU.

 

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Thanks 😄

 

I asked Dell for these parts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMmCb6gBW-8 

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@Alle82    I asked Dell for these parts

That will work . . . and as previously mentioned, make sure you have a 120mm top exhaust fan and consider adding a 120mm lower front intake fan.

 

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Dear @Dell630i 

I have been following all your posts , don't worry

I do have a 120 mm as top fan , I have been chasing dell for an additional quote for another 120 MM to install on the bottom of the case.

 

Part Number: 7M0F5, 07M0F5
NEW Genuine Dell Alienware Aurora R5 Front Case Fan w Plastic Bracket 7M0F5
 
My understanding is that the plastic Bracket would fit fine without any case mod.
 
 
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@Alle82    My understanding is that the plastic Bracket would fit fine without any case mod.

That is correct . . . snaps right in place.

If you purchase the bracket in that link, it will come with an OEM Dell industrial grade server fan. This is better than no fan at all, however, consider getting something better quality like the Corsair ML120 Pro or a quiet 120mm Noctua fan.

Were you able to get the blower style fan/heatsink for your CPU?

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Yes, a lot of work next week for this upgrade 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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@Alle82    a lot of work next week for this upgrade

Take your time . . . make it fun and enjoyable. Take some photos and share

. . . Good Luck!

 

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Hello @Dell630i , sorry to bother you again.

how  would I power the additional  Fan? Do I need to plug that in the Power supply ?

Do i need an additional adapter?

Like this one?

SATA to 3 x 4-Pin PWM Sleeved Fan Power Adapter Cable

Also, can I remove the fan from the bracket or should I have purchased the bracket separetely?

 
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@Alle82  how would I power the additional Fan? Do I need to plug that in the Power supply ?  Do i need an additional adapter?  Like this one?  SATA to 3 x 4-Pin PWM Sleeved Fan Power Adapter Cable

If you ended up getting that Corsair 850 watt PSU, it is fully modular, and will include both Molex and SATA power cables. You can use either one to power the front fan. If you choose SATA, you will need an adapter cable like the one you mention above. If you choose Molex, you will need a Molex to 3-pin fan adapter cable. There is no need for PWM, as the fan will not be modulated, however, PWM will not hurt either, if that is the cable you get. Since you have to use the SATA power cable to connect to your optical drive, you can power the fan from that same SATA cable, as there will be multiple connectors on each SATA power cable. This would be the same SATA power cable you will need for the SATA 15-pin to 6-pin slimline adapter cable.

Another option would be a Y-splitter cable. This would plug into the Top Fan connector on the mobo, and power both the top fan and the front fan.

PWM Y Cable.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, can I remove the fan from the bracket or should I have purchased the bracket separetely?

The existing OEM fan will pop right out of the bracket, and you can replace it with a better fan. Try to have your fan power solution resolved first, so you will know the best orientation for the fan power cable to reach your power source.

sorry to bother you again.

No bother at all. Please ask further if any of the above is not clear.

 

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Dear @Dell630i 

 

I think I made a mistake ...

 

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When I try to put the heatsink , it will touch that connector not allowing to screw the component on the motherboard..... please help 😞

 

This is the component

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@Alle82    When I try to put the heatsink , it will touch that connector not allowing to screw the component on the motherboard..... please help

I thought you were going to upgrade to the Corsair 850 watt PSU?

 

Bend the wires coming out of the CPU power connector and the Top Fan power connector, and tuck them under the fan for clearance.

. . . from the   Exhaust Fan & PSU Upgrade Thread 

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I figured out I needed to install the new Power supply even though my RTX 2080 S has not arrived yet..

I did replace that and now it fits..

However.. 

now I am stuck at this point.. 

how do I plug the fan on the motherboard.

 

Probably you are having fun at reading my posts.. as you can see I am a noob!

 

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Should I have plugged the fan connector first , then connect the hotsink and then attach the fan??

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@Alle82    Should I have plugged the fan connector first , then connect the hotsink and then attach the fan??

Your photo is not visible until moderator approved, but I think if you go back and review the thread I posted, I explain the process of reconnecting the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. It is a little tricky.

Everybody is a noob in the beginning. That thread I referenced is the first computer modifications I had ever done, so it is written by a 'noob'.

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Dear @Dell630i  I am almost there, 

I have 2 questions :

-when plugging in the ATX 24 PIN , I noticed  that on the other hand there are 2 connectors.. Should I plug both on the PSU?

- Can I plug in the GTX 1070 on the motherboard powered up by the Corsair 850 ? Or am I going to cook it... 😄

My RTX 2080 S has not arrived yet.

Or is it safer to start the machine without graphic card ? I just want to test the new cooling system.. 

 

Cheers

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Man .. it was not easy .. 

 

I was finally able to plug the Fan connector thanks to the small hands of my partner :D:D

The only think I don't like is that power cable that runs on the fan..

I removed also the metallic brackets for the additional hard drives so to faciliate air flow 

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The power supply unit cables are a little mess , very big and diffucult to fit on the small space.

I wanted to move my hard drive to the bottom of my case but the metallic bracket for the hard drive is too big and won't fit  so I had to keep all as it is.

 

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Next week I will install the additional fan on the bottom of the case and wait the RTX 2080 S ,but I would say that the most complicated part is done.

In terms of CPU Cooling , I am really impressed , there is a gain of 15 degress for each core.

One of the cores hit 90 degrees once but for the rest it was on 80-85 when on high load.

 

 whilst before I had all cores above 90 degrees when playing in VR and streaming/recording.

I hope the new GPU will not bring too much heat.

@Dell630i  thank you so much for your support.

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@Alle82   when plugging in the ATX 24 PIN , I noticed that on the other hand there are 2 connectors.. Should I plug both on the PSU?

EDIT: OK, I see you got it all figured out. Great job!

Yes. If you got that Corsair 850 watt PSU, there will be a label in white letters "24PIN ATX". Below that label is a 10-pin connector and an 18-pin connector. That is where the 24-pin plugs in on the PSU side.

Can I plug in the GTX 1070 on the motherboard powered up by the Corsair 850 ?

Yes. You can use your current graphics card until the new one arrives . . . no problem.

Monitor your CPU temps closely to insure you have good contact between the heatsink and the CPU through the thermal paste. If your CPU temps are 'high', you might consider re-applying the thermal paste, since you are now an expert at re-installing that heatsink  😂

 

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Hello @Dell630i 

 

I am waiting 2 front intake fans and I was wondering if it is possible to move the hard drive below to the bottom of the case.

However the metallic bracket will not attach as it is wider than the 2 existing ones I have removed.

Even though there are a lot of cables , I undertand it is worth adding another front intake fan on the top of the case.

How can this achieved?

Should I just keep the hard drive on the bottom without attaching it?

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@Alle82    However the metallic bracket will not attach as it is wider than the 2 existing ones I have removed.

Still waiting for your photo to be moderator approved

I thought all three HDD cages were the same size?? If not, can you install your HDD into one of the other cages you removed that will fit in the bottom? I would put it in the further back position, away from your lower front intake fan.

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@Alle82 
Should I just keep the hard drive on the bottom without attaching it?

NO!  Disconnect the upper system HDD.  Remove the mounting hardware attached to it.  And screw it into one of the lower HDD cages.  Re-install the lower HDD cage back to where it originally was.  And re-connect the power and same SATA cables.  Store the leftover chassis hardware in a ZipLoc marked Dell XPS 8930.

And read the 8930 service manual:
https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/04/xps-8930-desktop/xps-8930-service-manual/before-workin...

That said, I would leave the system HDD where Dell put it and just add the lower front case fan.  That upper front case fan position has marginal grill area and serves just as well for passive airflow around the HDD, imo.

GK

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@Alle82   I am waiting 2 front intake fans

OK, you photo is visible now. Good job on the PSU!

Yes, that is where I would move the HDD, if you insist on having internal HDD storage. As you can see, there are varying opinions about the effectiveness of the top intake fan. I believe that in this air flow starved case, and particularly with a full length graphics card dividing the case into upper and lower, any additional air movement back toward the top exhaust fan is helpful.

 

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Hello, quick update in the meantime my RTX 2080 S is in shipment and the Corona Virus infects us all in UK..

I have installed the 2 front fans using  the Alienware bracket on the bottom and some plastic ties for the top front one.

 

Both fans have been connected on the PSU via Molex to 3 pin connector.

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Although using plastic ties is not an elegant solution it seems to be quite effective.

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As for the temperature monitoring , my GTX 1070 dropped from 83 C to 80 at high load thanks to  the bottom fan and  I  did notice that the top fan works less thanks for the overall air flow improvement during high load.

So far so good, looking forward to install the new GPU and see if my case is still able to deal with that beast.

Thanks @Dell630i  , I followed all your instructions and I am almost good to go.

 

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Re: XPS 8930, RTX 2070 Super, compatible? #2

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@Alle82 

Looks GREAT! Nice job on the cables. That is about as good as it gets with those long monster cables. Zip ties are a good mount for the Noctua fans with the silicone corners for vibration mitigation.

Tip; If you open you photos in MS Paint and orient them the way you want them to show, and 'save', this platform will not rotate them differently. Even if the are already oriented correctly on your computer, 'saving' them in MS paint will keep them from being rotated in this forum.

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Re: XPS 8930, RTX 2070 Super, compatible? #2

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Hello

 

I have finally installed the RTX 2080 S and it fitted perfectly in the same space of my GTX 1070.

 

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There is still 1 cm between the card and the fan bracket

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I did test the PC in VR and in terms of temps I am very happy of the follow:

 

  • New GPU card does not go over 83 C , same as the GTX 1070 ( without the lower fan )
  • At high load,CPU temp is around 85 C with a max to 90 for a fraction of seconds when I start a game

 

It all seems good , but of course requires more testing.

 

one thing that is really weird is that the PSU fan does not kick in even with the RTX 2080 S...

I can see that the fan spins when I switch on the PC but then it stops.

@Dell630i  you are a star.

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@Alle82    one thing that is really weird is that the PSU fan does not kick in even with the RTX 2080 S

Nice Job!

PSU fan should not come on at all unless PSU is stressed (which is never). I have not seem my PSU fan move in a year-and-a-half of use. Even if you were to turn on the PSU fan (if your PSU has that option), it would not help in cooling your graphics card.

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