The new RTX 2070 could fit/work in the alienware x51 r2?

Iamhydrogen

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I think as far as dimensions go it would seem to fit. The PNY 970 I have in mine is 4.376" x 9.72". So its just a hair taller. But I think the concern will be the power draw. Some got a 1070 working and it was at 150w. Not sure the 330w power supply would be up to the task. I am waiting for the GTX 2060, it looks to be at about 1080 performance and most likely lower power consumption (at least lower than 150 I would assume). But at least the 2070 isn't a 10.5" card. So the length is promising, if only to indicate the 2060 will fit also.
 
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I think as far as dimensions go it would seem to fit. The PNY 970 I have in mine is 4.376" x 9.72". So its just a hair taller. But I think the concern will be the power draw. Some got a 1070 working and it was at 150w. Not sure the 330w power supply would be up to the task. I am waiting for the GTX 2060, it looks to be at about 1080 performance and most likely lower power consumption (at least lower than 150 I would assume). But at least the 2070 isn't a 10.5" card. So the length is promising, if only to indicate the 2060 will fit also.
Well the 1080 is 180 W and works with the 330 psu.
 

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Well the 1080 is 180 W and works with the 330 psu.
I haven't been following the 1070 and 1080 installs as closely once there didn't seem to be a blower card shorter than 10.5". I know there was some talk of externally powering some cards but that might have been the 980 or a Ti version of a card. If the 330w can support up to 180w, then it looks like a 2070 might be a winner for the x51. I don't think the .1" would make difference on the height for the case fit.
 

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The main problem with the design of the 2070 isn't the dimensions as far as fit in an X51 is concerned. I believe the disqualifying feature is the non-blower type configuration. The exhaust of heat into the tight quarters within the X51 case is gonna lead to a whole lot of throttling. There is simply no easy way to expel heat dispensed from the top and bottom of the card from the cramped X51 quarters.
 
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The main problem with the design of the 2070 isn't the dimensions as far as fit in an X51 is concerned. I believe the disqualifying feature is the non-blower type configuration. The exhaust of heat into the tight quarters within the X51 case is gonna lead to a whole lot of throttling. There is simply no easy way to expel heat dispensed from the top and bottom of the card from the cramped X51 quarters.
Let's see when the 2070 is release if someone could fit the card inside and works without issues.
 

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I plan on installing one, I will let everyone know as soon as I get my hands on one. I am currently using a 1070 ti card but I had to remove one of the fans to make it fit. Most games I can play just fine but Assassins Creed Black flag makes my gpu overheat. I'm feeling very optimistic about the 2070. I will be the test dummy if someone don't beat me to it!
 
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I plan on installing one, I will let everyone know as soon as I get my hands on one. I am currently using a 1070 ti card but I had to remove one of the fans to make it fit. Most games I can play just fine but Assassins Creed Black flag makes my gpu overheat. I'm feeling very optimistic about the 2070. I will be the test dummy if someone don't beat me to it!
You are going to have the founders edition from nvidia? Your x51 is the r2 or the r3? Are you planning to make a video tutorial showing how to put the card inside? I'm waiting to someone to make a video.
 

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I have the R3. I plan on installing the basic 2070 because the x51 R2 & R3 is rated for 180 watt video card. The basic 2070 is 175 watts and founders addition 2070 is 185 watts. I don’t plan on making video at the moment because there are a few videos on YouTube that show video cards being installed into the x51.
 
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I have the R3. I plan on installing the basic 2070 because the x51 R2 & R3 is rated for 180 watt video card. The basic 2070 is 175 watts and founders addition 2070 is 185 watts. I don’t plan on making video at the moment because there are a few videos on YouTube that show video cards being installed into the x51.
The open fans of the reference 2070 is a big problem for the x51. If you are going to put one of these make a video please because i want to see it working and how much hot is going to be insideof the x51 with the fans like the reference 2070 have.
 
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https://www.pny.com/geforce-rtx-2070-8gb-blower?sku=VCG20708BLMPB&CURRENT_NAV_ID=0ced1441-b66e-42b4-b29e-58c173c8b6f2

New card but is too long :( the asus card is better.

And other: https://www.zotac.com/us/product/graphics_card/zotac-gaming-geforce-rtx-2070-blower#spec

and another: https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-RTX-2070-AERO-8G

Comparing all the 4 cards the more smaller is the zotac one followed by the asus.

The problem i see taking the reference this video: https://youtu.be/6iG_bV0uNHo

is that card size is 10.5x4.376 inches(2-Slot) as you can see in the video fits in the limit doing some light modification. And the smaller 2070 is 10.55in x 4.45in.

So the difference is not so much but taking the reference the video of the 1080 could be a big problem.
 
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Well crap, I did not realize the Asus card was longer than the Nvidia specs. It probably will not fit. My 2070 is supposed to arrive Friday. I went ahead and ordered a graphics amplifier. I guess I will have to use that until something smaller is made
 
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Well crap, I did not realize the Asus card was longer than the Nvidia specs. It probably will not fit. My 2070 is supposed to arrive Friday. I went ahead and ordered a graphics amplifier. I guess I will have to use that until something smaller is made
I believe the zotac 2070 would fit in the limit.
 
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