X51 r1 GPU upgrade

Steve morris

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Jun 13, 2015
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I've recently decided to upgrade my now old x51, its the i7 2660 gtx555 model.
I bought the saphire dual x r9 270x fitted it and plays cod AW on extra with over 80-100 fps but gpu reaches 90c odd after 30 min, I ran a stress test on furmark and it goes over100c after 3 min. My plan is too bore through right side panel and place a 80 mm fan in. I'm not a guru, but should the fan blow in or out?, should I switch front fan around?, have I totally messed up and bought a wrong card?

I've spent just over £130, I was going to save up for a budget gaming PC, but decided for this, do I need to load the shot gun?

Many thanks for or the help and abuse that may come
 

Steve morris

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Jun 13, 2015
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Card seems brilliant, its like a new computer, I have drilled a hole where the HDD was and placed a 80mm fan and temps are 28 c idle and 72 c during game play in cod AW multiplayer, I need to maybe connect fan wires to another fan to control the speed, and put some sort of cover over the hole next will be ssd upgrade