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Cyth

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Hello,
I apologize in advance for my English, I don't speak very well but I'm doing my best.

So, I had a question for you. I got an x51 R1 from a friend. It beeped on startup and couldn't do anything with it. After several tests and desperation, I used the ultimate solution, motherboard baked at 210 ° C in the oven. I know, it's not very correct as a method but it works! And if we have nothing more to lose ...
I think it was because he had installed a graphics card not in the "blower" style. (A GTX 1060 6GB from Zotac if I remember correctly. Which crashed in the game by the way. Fault in the R1 power supply board?)

Anyway, I got this PC back and I really like it! My project would be to use it to make a portable VR PC. (I would install a new graphics card and the R2 power card.)
But I'm afraid it gets too hot and has the same problem again. That's why I had the idea to add fans. I found small fans between 2 and 4cm long for 0.7 or 1cm thick and I thought I could put some inside the case at the top to evacuate air and in front, there where was CD player which I removed, to bring in fresh air. I had thought to connect them with a 4 pin fan adapter and keep the advantage of the speed management of the motherboard. (For example with Noctua NA-SYC1 cables, I don't know if you see?)

I wrote a lot but like that you know everything, I would just like to know if you think this is a good idea or a waste of money. Or if I forgot something, all advice is welcome!
I'm not a specialist so maybe this is completely stupid and therefore I prefer to ask.
Thank you in advance and have a good day!
 

Cyth

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Well, I see that didn't inspire anyone haha!
I'm posting anyway to keep you posted on my experiences, I don't know if you're interested in it but maybe it will inspire people. I bought 4 mini 5v fans for raspberry which are 3x3cm, I glued them to have a bar of 12 cm and I soldered them in parallel and plugged into an unused USB 2 socket on the motherboard. I was happy to see that it was exactly the right size to place them behind the grille to exhaust air from the CPU. BUT ! I had not at all taken into account the metal things that allow the case to be closed ... So I removed 2 fans and it fits in the case. I gained 10 ° C. My i7 3770 used to reach 80 ° C with OCCT stress and now it stays around 70 ° C. In addition, the mini fans are very quiet.
I bought a 9.5 inch GTX 1070 OEM model blower, it fits perfectly in the case and allows me to keep the front fan. No problem with my R1 and the original power board. I will now change the fan on the front of the case and the CPU fan with noctua fans and I might add another fan on the top to bring more fresh air into the case.
I will keep you posted on the progress and if you are interested I will put pictures.
Good night ! :)
 
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