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Old 03-24-2010, 12:18 AM   #231
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Might as well replace the entire post since it's all irrelevant now.

My psu is here, and I got it going, it's working fine, I had a bit of a fight with it because my mobo has a 24 pin connector AS WELL as one of those 4pin molex ones that power the CPU, and it seemed as though the new psu didn't have a cable for that. I expected it to be in with the L shaped connectors but it was actually among the yellow (pci-e) connectors which seems weird, but oh well, who cares?

The hard part is finished

Now let's hope the video card FITS in my case.

Also, my wires are a mess, there are a LOTTTTTTTT more wires on this new psu than my old one so I can't even keep it tidy in there. Will this affect my performance? ie. my temperatures. Or is it just an aesthetic thing to be more professional (like having vertical screws in the face plate of a lightswitch)?
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:17 PM   #232
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Just googled the Inspiron 530....looks like a standard mATX to me:

The 5770 might be a tight squeeze, but it should fit. As for the extra cables, just shove them in the most out of the way place you can find. Behind the hard drive cage would be best. The cage itself would also be ok, if there's no other place available.

edit: Also, if you have an empty 5.25" slot up top, those work well.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:40 PM   #233
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It's good to see that the Fan is in a diamond position, it seems just...wrong. I looked at my fan and thought it was installed poorly haha.

To give you an idea of the wires I'm dealing with, take those default wires you see in that pic, and multiply by 6. And the psu - mobo cable is wrapped in this mesh cover that looks and feels like a snake, it's huge.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:47 PM   #234
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My 5770 goes 1 in. to the edge of my ATX motherboard. I think he'll be fine.
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That second hard drive can be moved if necessary.

There should be an extra bay behind the bottom one, right?
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:01 AM   #236
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My pc only has the one harddrive. I don't know why that one has two.
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:03 AM   #237
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Then it shouldn't be a problem.

Have you ordered the 5770 yet? Or did it just not come in with the PSU?
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:09 AM   #238
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Just didn't come with the psu. They were both ordered together. The video card is in fort erie right now (which is just a couple cities away) so it'll probably be here tomorrow at noon.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:28 AM   #239
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I hate waiting on shipping

Luckily, I'm about 3 hours from Newegg's Memphis warehouse, so I usually get the equivalent of overnight shipping even though I don't pay for it.
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Most everyone in the US gets their stuff from newegg overnight. Its awesome. My record is 16 hours from checkout.
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