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

Aegizt

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Hello,
I'm successfully install msi RTX 2070 aero in my X51 R2 (replace evga GTX 980). Quick swap, install driver, and no problem so far. 6pin to 8pin adapter give me hard time though.
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Jordan1flores

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Hello,
I'm successfully install msi RTX 2070 aero in my X51 R2 (replace evga GTX 980). Quick swap, install driver, and no problem so far. 6pin to 8pin adapter give me hard time though.
Glad to hear. I plan on ordering that GPU soon. Did you have to swap fan? Which adapter did you get?
 

Aegizt

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Glad to hear. I plan on ordering that GPU soon. Did you have to swap fan? Which adapter did you get?
Yes, I've been swap 20mm fan to 10mm one since gtx 980.
I got mine from Here, it's 90 degree cable but the one i got is facing in opposite direction.
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Yes, I've been swap 20mm fan to 10mm one since gtx 980.
I got mine from Here, it's 90 degree cable but the one i got is facing in opposite direction.
So just the fan swap and not other mods. I remember some 1070 installs cut some pieces out to make room for the cabling. I am hoping for a RTX 2060 that will fit but there isn't a lot of information on some of the blower models.
 
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So just the fan swap and not other mods. I remember some 1070 installs cut some pieces out to make room for the cabling. I am hoping for a RTX 2060 that will fit but there isn't a lot of information on some of the blower models.
The 2070 works perfect.
 

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Awesome! Thanks for the explanation! Any problems as far as running heavy load games? I’m assuming your using a 330 watt power supply?
I have a X51 R3, so yes, the 330W PS with a CPU that is liquid-cooled (less room in the upper compartment than a fan) without an optical drive.


So just the fan swap and not other mods. I remember some 1070 installs cut some pieces out to make room for the cabling. I am hoping for a RTX 2060 that will fit but there isn't a lot of information on some of the blower models.
It can all be installed without any cuts. Just a tight fit. I cut the useless portion of the tab off that holds the front fascia not because I had to, but because it makes the insertion of the card way easier than having to deal with that hanging piece of plastic in the way of inserting the new longer card. I do think the extra space of not having a fan in the bottom helps with the cabling if you get the correct right-angle 8-pin to 6-pin adapter.
 
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