Did you need dual 6 pin to 8 pin y-cable and 90 degree cable like mentioned in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqXHnBWSu1o comments or is only 90 degree 6pin to 8pin necessary?
I use a dual 6 pin to 1-8 pin but with one 6 pin to 8 pin works ok. Finally the 90 degree is recommended but not necessary(i'm not using it).
All right, then I'll use the angled 6 pin to 8 pin cable to extend one of the existing cables and connect the card that way. Many thanks for the quick answer and wish me luck for the change.I use a dual 6 pin to 1-8 pin but with one 6 pin to 8 pin works ok. Finally the 90 degree is recommended but not necessary(i'm not using it).
This is the cable i'm using https://www.amazon.com/GutsParker-6-Pin-Female-8-Pin-Cable/dp/B01N3T6C2K/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
I have installed https://www.altatechnologies.com/new-nvidia-2fnm3 in my X51 r1 with no modifications. Going to switch to Zotac Gaming RTX 2070 Bloweri think evga gtx 1660ti single fan should fit in case
Hey buddy Gratz on getting the GPU in.So I went with the Zotac, 2x6pin to 8pin adapter, 10mm fan relocated to the top as exhaust. I didn't get a right-angle power adapter, so it was a pretty tight/smashed fit. I haven't stress tested it much, but things seem fine (temp sensors not higher).
One issue though: the Alienware monitor app shows the GPU fan at 0rpm. Anyone else see an issue like this? Does the fan kick in after a certain temp? Is the app not reporting correctly? I'm hoping it's not something blocking/preventing the fan from spinning :-/
Good call. Hwinfo shows it's working just fine. Thanks!H
Hey buddy Gratz on getting the GPU in.
My experience is Alienware monitor app is not very accurate. I’d download a third party monitoring program to check the GPU fan. Usually, it turns on when you play a graphics demanding application or game. When I installed my 2070. I had the same issue but once I downloaded a third party app it told me the fan was working. If it doesn’t work, I would reconnect the gpu wires and reseat it. Also, make sure cables are not between the hard drive and the GPU fan.
well it depends.. you can reverse front fan to blow hot air out from caseIts not a blower design.
Will this be too hot in the case?
nice to know that. care to share how much temps?Installed a Palit rtx 2060 Super GP OC into my X51 R3 with 6700K, 3.5" hard drive (+ NVMe boot drive), 330W PSU.
Works very well after case disassembly to reverse small front mount fan so that non-blower style GPU would be Exhausted from the case.
Palit GPU is sized well (physical dimensions and power requirements) to fit without mods (other than fan reversal + 6-pin to 8-pin PCIe power adapter). Seems to work very well. nVidia RTX cards (2060, 2060 Super and 2070) should also work well without too much drama. Great upgrade for our X51.