My experience upgrading an Area-51 R2 to 2020 specs

Domiratus

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I was upgrading my Area 51 R2 and a few of my cables weren’t long enough. My Panel 1 cable, USB3 FIO1 cable and my USB1 cable. If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations for longer versions of those cables that would be great!
Hi LHH,

So I had the same problem as you and took me forever to find, I bought the following ones you maybe intrested in:

For My Panel 1 cable, do you mean the power cable: / UBS 2 Header is there aswell


Power Internal Cable for AlienheadPower Reset SW Power HDD LED 10 Pin Internal Motherboard Cablemoddiyhttps://www.moddiy.com/products/Power-Reset-SW-Power-HDD-LED-10-Pin-Internal-Motherboard-Cable.html
Power Internal Cable for AlienheadShakmods Front Panel Black Sleeved Power Reset HDD LED Extension Cable 30cm UKEbayhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shakmods...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
USB PIn ExtenstionPremium USB 10 Pin Internal Header Female to Female Cable 50cmmoddiyhttps://www.moddiy.com/products/Premium-USB-10-Pin-Internal-Header-Female-to-Female-Cable-50cm.html
USB PIn ExtenstionAkasa EXUSBI-40 USB Internal Extension Cable 40cmEbayhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Akasa-EX...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


For USB 3 I used these :

Motherboared to Alineware IO 3.0 to 3.0 CableDell Alienware Area 51 R2 USB 3.0 Cable From I/O Board to MB 8293G 08293GEbayhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Ali...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
3.0 to 3.0 Extenstion Cable x 2TeamProfitcom Small Mini USB 3.0 19/20 Pin Internal Extension Header AdapterEbayhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TeamProf...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


I am not sure which ones I went with I think combo of eBay and modfiy, but these should be the correct ones.

I got these from the good USA, took almost 2 months to come in do. Very painful when you wanna complete your build.

I think I may have some spare could give you at the cost price plus postage if you want.

Also I would suggest when you in there to Upgrade the fans unless the ones you have don't make much noise , mine where like a rocketship.

Hope that helps.

Send up some pics of your Alienware.

Best

Domiratus