Alienware 17 R4 with heavily customized Graphics Amplifier.


Apr 14, 2012
I know the Graphics Amplifier isn't a hot news anymore. I just picked one op for a bargain from ebay. It came slightly modded as the previous owner used a bigger GPU in it. I took it a bit further.
My mods:
1, Removable side panel without sacrificing the lid.
2, Pulled additional headers out from the PSU respectively 3.3v, 5.0v,12v. (for future use)
3, Disconnected the front fan from the board and wired it to the PSU's internal fan. (its load sensitive now)
4, Fitted a modified Galax KFA2 Geforce RTX 2080OC, that i sniped from ebay. (the fans were broken on it, and no replacement could be found)
5, Did you knew that the side panel can be removed from the AMP without damaging it?????
Disassembled the GPU cleaned it properly and applied insulation on the die caps, than installed a sheet of carbonaut. (It works better than the regular goo, use it in all my laptops)

I had to get some slim fans so i went with two Noctua NF-A9x14, modified the headers and folded some clips from stainless steel and attached them to the heatsink.
Cut out some reasonable sized top vents on the AGA case that sort of matching the shape to the design. ( afterthought it would have been better with three trapeziums )

My alienware are a 17-R4 with 7820HK running at 4.4Ghz oc, GTX 1080 , 32GB DDR4, two 512GB WD Blue SSD, a 4TB Seagate ST4000LM024, and a 256GB nvme boot SSD, with a 4k Sharp panel.


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