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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Mobos in the XPS 630i: Some Tips for Newbies
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:18 pm 
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ekzo wrote:
What about this one ?
Zalman CNPS 10 extreme




Meeehhh, save yourself some coin and get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835103065

For the money you can't go wrong ;) I know I have two of them :rofl: Plus, it should fit in the 630i case :D

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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Mobos in the XPS 630i: Some Tips for Newbies
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:24 pm 
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I am hesitating between starting with a 212 Evo or directly take a NH-D14(but I am not sure if it will fit in the XPS630i. if someone experienced that I would like to know)

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Current build:
Case: XPS630i
Mobo: stock
Mem: stock 2x2go
CPU: quad core Q8300 stock
GPU: gigabyte gtx670 oc
HDD: External eSata LaCie 1TB, internal WD caviar green stock
OS: windows7 home premium

Future build
Feel free to suggest, advice
Goal: Games | video editing | OC | durabilty | evolution

Case: XPS630i
Mobo: MSI z77A-GD65
Mem: Gskill ripjaws PC3-17000 2x4go
CPU: intel ivy bridge 3770k
GPU: gigabyte gtx670 oc
HDD: External eSata LaCie 1TB, internal WD caviar blue stock
OS: windows7 home premium


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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Mobos in the XPS 630i: Some Tips for Newbies
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:49 pm 
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deando2008 wrote:
Meeehhh, save yourself some coin and get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835103065

For the money you can't go wrong ;) I know I have two of them :rofl: Plus, it should fit in the 630i case :D


I absolutely agree :thumbup: unless you plan to run 4.5GHz or higher everyday, then I would invest in the DH14 (it will fit :mrgreen: ). It's 160mm tall or you can go with a smaller size heatsink with cooling performance slightly behind the DH-14...the sleeper... :bow: Xigmatek Aegir :bow:

Ivy Bridge CPU's run hotter than the Sandy Bridge :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Mobos in the XPS 630i: Some Tips for Newbies
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Ok thank you , I just need a bit of personal reflexion now I think I will buy everything this week.

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Current build:
Case: XPS630i
Mobo: stock
Mem: stock 2x2go
CPU: quad core Q8300 stock
GPU: gigabyte gtx670 oc
HDD: External eSata LaCie 1TB, internal WD caviar green stock
OS: windows7 home premium

Future build
Feel free to suggest, advice
Goal: Games | video editing | OC | durabilty | evolution

Case: XPS630i
Mobo: MSI z77A-GD65
Mem: Gskill ripjaws PC3-17000 2x4go
CPU: intel ivy bridge 3770k
GPU: gigabyte gtx670 oc
HDD: External eSata LaCie 1TB, internal WD caviar blue stock
OS: windows7 home premium


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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Mobos in the XPS 630i: Some Tips for Newbies
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:13 pm 
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Looking for thoughts on this upgrade. We are a small business and this is one of the production 630’s that we use for web/print development: load includes driving twin 24s at 1920x, running Office Suite, Adobe Suite and browsers in debug mode (and the occasional LAN party).

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630i Upgrade - This build tips the scales at $900-1000 US.

Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

OR

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

CPU Heat - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory

SSD Boot - Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F180GB3-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

GPU - EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP

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We are also considering purchasing a new box - $1200.00-1350.00 US

Case - Sentey Extreme Division GS-6400W - ARVINA White Steel SECC Chassis 1mm / Plastic ATX Full Tower

Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core

OR

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core

CPU Heat - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7

SSD Boot - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-180G 2.5" 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

GPU - EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP

HD - Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Thoughts, recommendations? Places to trim or expand. We don't need to overbuild either box for anything insane. This build is not for OC's, enthusiasts or power gamers. We have other machines for that. LOL. Thanks in advance for wisdom and clarity.

Danny :angel:

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Current Build - Stock 630i:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600@2.4Ghz
8Gb RAM (Upgraded)
64-bit OS
850W PSU (Upgraded)
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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Mobos in the XPS 630i: Some Tips for Newbies
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:16 am 
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dannygrimes wrote:
Looking for thoughts on this upgrade. We are a small business and this is one of the production 630’s that we use for web/print development: load includes driving twin 24s at 1920x, running Office Suite, Adobe Suite and browsers in debug mode (and the occasional LAN party)...Thoughts, recommendations? Places to trim or expand. We don't need to overbuild either box for anything insane. This build is not for OC's, enthusiasts or power gamers. We have other machines for that. LOL. Thanks in advance for wisdom and clarity.


For a small business, I recommend you save some money and buy the following...

1) MSI Z77A-G43 or something equivalent

2) G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1600MHz

3) Stick with Intel stock cooler since you're not OCing

4) Save a tone of cash & buy something like a GTX 560 or Radeon 6870 since you're not doing any serious gaming

5) Buy a non-K cpu since you're not OCing

That's my 2 pennies of thought :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Mobos in the XPS 630i: Some Tips for Newbies
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Thanks, this gives me some cost saving options. Been a couple years since I upgraded a box. I think all of my components should be fine in this case. Mounting the ATX "upside wrong" is my only real concern and apparently that's a pretty easy deal. Looking forward to the triple whammy of new CPU, more RAM and a the SSD boot cycle. W00t!

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Goals: Digital Production - Office Suite, Adobe Suite, browsers (all running simultaneously), pushing 2 - 24" Dell Ultrasharps. Response increase: faster loads, better performance when its all happening simultaneously (some gaming off hours)

Current Build - Stock 630i:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600@2.4Ghz
8Gb RAM (Upgraded)
64-bit OS
850W PSU (Upgraded)
Stock Mobo, DVD
2Tb HD (upgraded)


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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Mobos in the XPS 630i: Some Tips for Newbies
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Hi Guys
I have been following this thread for some time. Recently, one of my dual video cards died (GTX 9800) and I purchased a new replacement (650 Ti). I am using a stock 630i that has the optional Bigfoot Killer Network Card installed and connected to my router.

I am considering an upgrade to this unit for several reasons. The case fits nicely in the spot next to my desk/wall. I have two optical drives (CD and DVD ---both write). The new video card works well and the network card is also reusable. It might be cost effective for me to upgrade the motherboard, processor, and RAM rather than chase after a new unit from a manufacturer.

I use my machine for gaming and basic MS Office work. I use Windows 7 Ultimate and would like to keep that if possible.

Since it has been about 6 months since the last update here can you provide a shopping list of components? I would have to have a local shop do the work since that would provide the path of least struggle for me.

I would like to approach this in two ways. The first would keep the original power supply, fans, etc. The second path would be a system that would be more capable and might need an upgrade to the power supply, etc.

Last item: I might want to use a SSHD (256GB) for the programs. I have a MACBook Air with the SSD and love it. Fast boots are great.

Can someone build these two paths and give me an idea of the costs? Thank you.
Ed in San Diego


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