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 Post subject: Dell XPS gen 5 mod
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:49 pm 
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Okay, I bought a bunch of inexpensive pc parts and want to put them together in a modded case. I have always wanted a Dell XPS gen 5 case to work on. My real question is, can I change the proprietary dell format to accept my new pc parts?
Specs: Pentium EE, nvidia 7 series mobo, 8800gt, corsair xms2 RAM, 150gb raptor, 750gb samsung.

I got all these part dirt cheap except for the videocard, so I really didn't blow any money, Are there any sites that will give me basic guidelines? Also, will I need to relocate mobo standoffs, psu bracket, etc.

Thanks in advance:)


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It is possible but very hard since Dells use proprietary hardware. You could drill new holes for the stand offs and thread them. You'd also need a new PSU since the Dell one is too weak to power all those components; it also uses proprietary cable pin out which isn't compatible with ATX. Cooling wise the Dell also won't be ideal. The XPS probably will not be able to cool those components.

I'd recommend just buying a new case. Quality cases can be had under $80. If you are in short supply of money, good cases can also be had second-hand. Search eBay or Craigslist, where you can find some very good deals.


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