*OFFICIAL* Alienware "Graphics Amplifier" Owner's Lounge and Benchmark Thread (All 13, 15 and 17)

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Mr. Fox, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Game7a1

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    Not unless the aga gets a different psu.

    But I suspect that there will be an adapter of some type to work with the 12pin affair
     
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  3. MNColdMidwest

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    I just want to confirm that the CX450M does fit inside the same areas as the existing PSU in the AGA.

    The CX450m is the "smallest" standard PSU that still has a dual 8-pin (6+2) PCIe cable for GPUs and still provides ~300 watts of power to handle power hungry cards.

    It has just a "little" more headroom than the factory 460watt unit from Dell, but, the fan is completely silent as far as I can tell. I also swapped out the original case fan for an NF-B9 (mine is the "grey" colored housing and blades) ... dead quiet so far with my gigabyte G1 1070.
     
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    For anyone interested, here are a few pictures of the modifications i made to the AGA to install the Corsair SF750 and to increase airflow for the RTX 2070 Super through the side vent and exhaust at the top.
    Magnetic PVC mesh with attached with double-sided tape to the openings to prevent dust and my cats poking in there.

    The SF750 was attached to the ATX bracket that came with the psu and then attached to the AGA. Only 3 screws can be used, it is secure enough.

    Temps previously exceeded 80C (around 83/84).
    After modifications max temp after 20mins full load 78C and 2050 RPM for the fans
    Open air max temp after 20mins full load : 68C

    I expected a bit better temps but at least it does not reach 80C.
    The RTX 2070 super is at stock speeds and stock fan curve.
    The noctua fan at the front is intake, with low noise adaptor, spinning at 1250rpm

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    NOICE!!!!!!!

    I think I have no choice. I will remove the motherboard form the AGA case and install it on an open-case and see where we go from here.
     
  6. illuMinniti

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    That's a good idea with the mesh and double sided tape. You probably could have bought some cheap magnets and glued them to the AGA for a easier removal of the mesh, I know those Velcro tapes can be such a pain to remove
     
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    Yes that would make a more elegant solution. The 3m double sided tape i used should not be that hard to remove, but i will leave it as is for now. I will probably glue some magnets on and remove the tape when I need to clean the filters.
     
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    Guys, I have a question: Can you add an AMD graphic card to the AGA even though my Alienware M17 had an NVIDIA card inside?
     
  9. TheReciever

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    Doesnt matter whats on the laptop its disabled when using the AGA.
     
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