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Seriously considering ordering the X51 this weekend, need some Samsung SSD info

Kanniballl

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1) I'm debating either getting the 256GB SSD option, OR getting the cheapest 1TB HDD option and putting in a Samsung 2.5" 7mm 512GB SSD

These are a little slimmer than normal, will I have a problem mounting it to a bracket and have it slide right in?​


2) Anyone know the (approx) length of the power cord BETWEEN the PC and the brick?

I'd like for the brick to lay on the ground behind my desk, but obviously I don't want it to hang. Just wondering for where to put the box.​


3) I see some people are putting in the 670 FTW and down-clocking the voltage... if I decide to do this too, what should I set it to?

The Voltage / Clock downclocking is more important to me than fan speed​


4) Is there potential of eventually frying the machine by putting in a video card that's more Watts/Volts than the 330PSW can handle?

While I'd like a little more "oomph" and I see from the Dell support boards some people are having issues with the OEM card, I also don't want to mess up this nice machine​
 
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MattyB

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Sorry, can't help you too much with these questions but there are a few guys here that have probably given the 670 a go. I have heard that some people haven't needed to downclock their card.

I would definitely get the HDD with your order and upgrade to an SSD yourself.

Hopefully someone here can give you a bit more info and lead you in the right direction.

If I were you, I would just order one now and start worrying about the upgrades once you have it. :D
 

VagrantXeth

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I installed the GTX 670 FTW in my X51 and it has been running like a champ without the need to downclock it. So if you decide to go that route, you should be fine.
 

sway

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Definitely get the ssd after you order the x51. You can get a Samsung 256gb ssd at newegg for 169$.

tappin on the aokp running Nexus 7
 

Orcvader

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I bought the X51 and should be getting it this Friday. I also bought it with the std HDD and plan to add an SSD later, not sure the specifics yet but my research will start tomorrow. :)
 

sway

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I would upgrade the hdd to sdd myself and save a few bucks.

You won't save a few bucks ordering the ssd with x51 from dell, you can get a 256gb ssd from newegg for around 160$ now.

tappin from the aokp running Nexus
 
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