Upgrading X51 R2

Duality92

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So, I recently inherited a "it's too slow to use, here have it" X51 R2 with lowest config. I3 4150, 6GB of RAM and GTX 645 (and 240W AC adapter)

I've bought an i5 4690S, 8GB of gskill memory and fit an EVGA GTX 1070 SC (non blower).

This card fits so flush in the case. I also made from scratch a custom 8-pin Pcie (6+2) for it, it fits so dang flush.

Is there someone who makes these already? I could probably make some if anyone needs one.

Now, about this 240W brick, will it be enough with undervolting?
 

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MattyB

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The card uses up to 150W so you may find that you run out of power when it's getting used hard. The 330W is usually the way to go.
Also, against my own advice, I bought a 3GB 1060 non-blower for my R1 and it heats up like crazy. I have to pull the side panel off when playing games. I thought that because it was an ITX sized card (not full length) that it would be ok. You may find you have some issues with your 1070 too.
 

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So far, gaming it only goes up to 70-75 and when I swap in the 4690S, I'll be delidding it and putting liquid metal too. I might liquid metal the GPU also.

I should bring out my Kill-a-Watt and see how much it actually pulls, but so far, I haven't gamed on it, but I'm waiting for Borderlands 3 to finish and that should be a pretty good test.
 

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Just waiting for my 330W brick to arrive now. Ends up my brick is 180W and computer shuts down on Borderlands 3 after like 3-4 minutes, Kill-a-Watt says total power pulled fluctuates between 190 up to 210W for the whole system.
 
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