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  1. Eric Kazer

    Upgrading the HP Pro 3500

    Also I should say that rebuilding the prebuilt might have more value like I did it. Cabling not the best because I have 2 SSDs and a hard drive in it. Also molex for card reader. Only one I could get with 4 USB 2.0s on it. PSU is a mess, but it works.
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    Upgrading the HP Pro 3500

    I have a I7-3770,16 GB @1333 MHz memory, GTX 1050 TI, Fatality sound card, and a Wi Fi PCIe card. It runs GTA 5 on High settings at 1080p at 60FPS. I did need to upgrade the CPU cooler to a Noctua NH-L9x65 for the CPU. It was throttling when I would run GTA 5 at 80c. Upgrade that stock cooler, it is not enough. I also have my case which is a old d220 MT HP Compaq case, with 2 Noctua 120mm fans to help with cooling and I upgraded to a 95 MM fan in the back exhaust. Now it maxes at 65c for CPU and GPU. Also it is silent. I did not like the HP Pro case. It did not have a floppy drive bay for my card reader, and I needed 2 5 1/4 bays for my Bluray drive and front audio panel for the Fatality sound card. Everything in that PC is used with the d220 MT case. I couldn't do that with the stock HP 3500 Pro case. Font panel is solid plastic. It also has only one bay for optical drive. That would heat up with a I7-3770. It takes a lot to cool it. OH yes, 16 GB Memory. Corsair Vengeance 1866 running at 1333 MHz, no XMP support by board. No official support for 16GB, only 8GB, but it works. It's maxed out. Except for GPU. Might try a GTX 1660 one day. Corsair VS 500 for PSU. Don't see a need for anything larger. With I7-3770 instead of I3-3240 cooling is critical. It will hit 80c+ with the I3 cooler that was on the board even though it does have official support.
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    Will it fit on a HP 3500 Pro Motherboard?

    At around 33c at 10:15 letting it idle while I ate Dinner.
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    Will it fit on a HP 3500 Pro Motherboard?

    Need to try to do cable management. Also I hope my shitty mounting method holds up. It did seem secure. Also fan grill for side fan.
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    Will it fit on a HP 3500 Pro Motherboard?

    I got piissed of and used sheet metal screws that fit extremely snug and got the brackets to bottom on the black spacers. Right now I've been stress testing with CPUz and it has so far after 20 minutes hit Max of 66c on package. I think that is cooler than the stock Itel was idling. So far Nothing has snapped. At 8:40 I will stop and see temps drop. I start 10 after 8. It hit 67c. I am giving time to drop It's already in 40's and dropping. High 30s at 8:42. It's in mid to high 30's now. Around 35 to 38c. Cooler is keeping up. Way better than Intel stock cooler. Now at 8:47 after stopping test 33 to 35c. Hope those screws hold up, and I am not proud of using that beefy stock back plate with sheet metal screws. See if a Heaven test can break it. Doing bench mark to see if system will heat things up with CPU. Scored 1575 in 1080p on High. CPU was in 40s when I left Heaven. Card hit 72c. I will see GTA 5 after I eat dinner. I was getting 60 FPS on High settings with stock. Just High no very high setting. Should use CPU and GPU to make heat. Max on CPU did not hit anywhere past 67c and GPU did not go past 72 c from other tests. This was after 30 minutes of GTA 5. Case is cool to touch too. Much better results.
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    Will it fit on a HP 3500 Pro Motherboard?

    Unfortunately there is no cable management. I've tried, nowhere to put them. Aftermarket cases are cheap AF. It's a sleeper with the front on it. a good future upgrade is a case. Just not some crappy Antec for 30 dollars. At least that one is made of steel. Also a fan grill for the side would help. This might be a good ugliest PC. 350D would be a option if it still existed. Function over form. Still work in progress. What can you do with cables when it is 7 inches wide. Inspired by Scapyardwars. To think I got a HD 7970 to fit in something like this at one time. It works for now. Better with a better cooler. Cooling is hard in something that small and outdated. In the end, I am just looking for 60 FPS in GTA5 on High settings, not Very High.
  7. Hi, I just bought a Noctua NH-L9x65 cooler fro Newegg. I need to know if it will mount to a HP 3500 Pro motherboard. I ha a I7-3770 installed on it and it get hot. Reaches 80c. My cooler uses 4 mounting screws to secure it. It does not use the plastic locking pins. The cooler come with screw in studs, will they work. The back plat doesn't appear to be interchangeable, meaning that the Noctua backplate won't work. Also I upgraded the 80mm fan to a 95 mm Noctua NF-A9 14. I think that the Noctua cooler will help if it will mount. I have modded the hell out of the HP Compaq d220MT case for airflow and backplate access which the ladder of the 2 seems pointless. Pictures are somewhat different from now. I had the modded case and switched things over to it.
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    I7-3770 non k in HP case

    I wish OEM's would do this. They already make the side panel removable anyway. Problem: the 3 CPU retention screws go through the steel plackplate. They are screwed in to it. The Noctua backplate might not fit correctly or at all. OEM boards suck.
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    I7-3770 non k in HP case

    The stock CPU cooler is a problem. When I first start the PC it runs at 3923 MHz, as it gets warmer it runs at around 3700 MHz. It has hit 77c. That is with a front 120mm NF12, and a side case fan 120mm NF 12. The front fan in different case did help, also I installed a 95mm fan in the rear. That's a NF-A9x14PWM Hooked up with CPU fan on Y connector. 2 120mm fans are connected with the chassis header on a why connector. Still a quiet system. I will be installing a NH-L9x65 65mm tall CPU cooler with a NF-A9x14 PWM fan on top of it. Same as exhaust fan. Yes I did change over the cast and cut a square hole in the motherboard tray to access the back of the CPU cooler. Bothe side panels can be removed. I don't know if the fan grill on the rear Exhaust is to restrictive. It should be OK. Also, I wonder if the GPU area needs to be vented on the side cover. That does hit 77c on that LP card.
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    I7-3770 non k in HP case

    I ran CPU-Z stress test for 15 minutes. Package 74c Core 0 72c Core1 72c Core 3 71c This was done with the side cover fan installed. I ordered a Noctua NH-L9X65 CPU cooler. That is probably best for space. I not sure about cooling. Anyway the NF 12 on the side cover hit 840 RPM, and the CPU hit 1352 for max fan speed. They were working. The problem is that this config sends the heat to the GPU. I am going to use my case with the 120mm fan mod in the front of it for the card, and may be not the side fan depending on how the CPU fan does in cooling. The card hit 76c when running GTA 5 in this configuration. Front fan should take care of card. Need to remember that the card is a low profile card. I don't think that I can find a heatsink for the card that is better. Card is from my Z220 with LP bracket. Same card. Hole spacing is not not evenly spaced.
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    I7-3770 non k in HP case

    Ya, that does make sense. Fan RPM is lower on Noctua. FX 8350 of mine vs. I7-3770. 3770 won. The 1050TI is more than likely better than my R290x too. FX is a joke. Low RPM fan to make quiet needs to be on better heatsink. Not small non copper based aluminum one. Good catch. I figured that fresh air from side panel might help.
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    I7-3770 non k in HP case

    I side fanned my HP case and and the hottest core on GTA 5 play got to 72c with package at 73c.The only problem is that the front got warm because the air is being pushed through the front. The 120mm Noctua fan is over the CPU cooler. I don't think that that is enough. It did help. Might be too might turbulence. around CPU. The 80mm is still in the back. Not enough exhaust. Idle is all over the place. 38 to 43ish c. The side cover doesn't have holes over the GPU area causing a hot spot in the front of the case. a lot of heat when the max package power hit 47.29 running GTA 5. That stock or sub stock intel heatsink cant dissipate the heat.The chip was clocking at 3928 MHz max. Probably while game was running.
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    I7-3770 non k in HP case

    Would Memory be a issue with cooler CNPS 8900.
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    I7-3770 non k in HP case

    Well I already have 2 SSDs and a HDD in it. I have the other case I showed with 120mm fan in it. That would take care of air flow. Just need a better CPU cooler. So far, only 2 that I found that may work. I don't know if the 90 mm noctua heatsink will. It is pricey. I have a H60, but can't find Intel bracket. That would fit my other side cover. I reapplied theral past, it didn't have good coverage first time because I ran out. Only half the spreader covered. That would make a hot spot.
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    I7-3770 non k in HP case

    Would a Hyper 212 fit in there? Case is just big enough for 1 120 mm in front at bottom. Noctua NH-L12 or NH9i seem good for space requirements. Wonder about NH-9US 125MM height. 92mm fan. Case width is 7 inches.
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