View Full Version : funky dell 7800 gtx's
11-29-05, 04:58 PM
anyone else seen these?
found these on ebay
11-29-05, 05:16 PM
lol, no i havn't but that is ridiculous. I guess those metal things on the end go in a slot in the case to support them. Good idea for Dell. I'm guessing they did that so when they ship their computers, the cards don't get damaged by their own weight. Maybe. Kinda weird though...would block airflow (although they did put holes in it I see.) I think you would have to lop those ends off to use them in a normal case...unless they just detach. That would be slick. Actually, looking at the picture closer, they look like they just unscrew. Cool.
So, did you buy them? How much are they going for?
11-29-05, 05:39 PM
i dunno, just search for 7800 gtx thats what i did wasnt too far down the page. i didnt link the item cause i didnt think that was allowed
They are designed to fit perfectly in the XPS gen6 desktop.
They use cusotm coolers and custom brackets which is why they look like that.
11-29-05, 07:06 PM
naaaa, that is for the second GPU core (xmasgrin)
hehhe Yo dude, your dell has a lot of extra support on it's PCB.
If you look inside the case, the entire cooling setup is custom to make it as quiet as possible.
11-29-05, 07:58 PM
Ive heard good stuff bout the xps's, are the rumers true, i personaly would never buy a computer from dell, but i wana kno if the hypes real...?
Well, its a good system, but, no amd proc :)
Performance is still pretty dang good and support will be the best for the XPS lineup (stateside)
supposedly theyre moving to AMD processors due to request. there was a post about it recently somewhere in this forum...
I acquired an XPS 600 (got it cheap from a relative) with two of these cards installed. It was a nice, quiet, system; but the cards ran to hot during gameplay - in the 70's. I relocated them to an Antec Sonata II case using an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium and the temps went down to the 50's. The case keeps the cards so cool that the temps don't even register during normal use - below 36. Attached image is after all the extra support hardware was removed.
11-30-05, 06:13 AM
Dell is using the same cooler that they use on the 512MB GTX's. Leadtek also has a 256MB GTX that uses the same cooler.
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