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ColonelJoe

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  1. 13 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

    To be fair, Dell is using the standard screw hole placements. It's just that they added the additional stylistic louvers which get in the way. So it is possible you can find an aftermarket PSU that fits in there perfectly. It's not like the placement of the power cord and switch is precisely in the same spot across all aftermarket PSUs. 

     

    Right but if that bit had been just a bit wider more PSU's would fit perfectly.

  2. So I have a prebuilt case, dell 5680, and I'm trying to put a corsair cxf650w into it. The case is barely covering part of the power supply power plug on the back. I was wondering if it's fine if i dont screw the power supply to the case, that way I can plug the power supply into the wall? I will just be moving the pc back under my desk for only a few months until I build my new pc and put the psu in that.

     

    I really dont want to modify the case because when I build my new pc in a few months I'm going to put the old psu back in this case20201208_182739.thumb.jpg.bde99504bb4c50923b5fb5383ed18051.jpgin20201208_182421.thumb.jpg.089147d455f48afca7d7484aced631da.jpg

  3. 28 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

    Yeah.  If you look at the link I provided, you can see that the four screws are not a standard ATX pattern.  That guy used the two on the "top" (through the plastic), but the two on the bottom had to be left unoccupied as they didn't align.

     

    Personally, I would just go buy a standard case and transplant everything into it.  But that's just me, I guess.  These Dell cases are horseshit as far as I'm concerned.

     

     

    Ok new problem, it looks like the power supply of the person you linked, their plug was vertical mine is horizontal, so it still won't fit

  4. 1 minute ago, jonnyGURU said:

    Yeah.  If you look at the link I provided, you can see that the four screws are not a standard ATX pattern.  That guy used the two on the "top" (through the plastic), but the two on the bottom had to be left unoccupied as they didn't align.

     

    Personally, I would just go buy a standard case and transplant everything into it.  But that's just me, I guess.  These Dell cases are horseshit as far as I'm concerned.

     

     

    Agreed, but I only plan on having this psu in here temporarily, a few months, until I build my new pc. I just got this power supply because I was able to get a better graphics card. So I'm just using the new gpu and psu in this case for a little while. I want to keep this dell prebuilt as a second system so that's also why I dont want to bother to move everything into a new case. 

  5. 1 minute ago, bmx6454 said:

     

    your old plug should be fine, but the new one should also fit fine if you are cutting enough metal, not sure what you mean by plastic, i only see metal pc case that would need to be trimmed. as far as tools to use, the best you have. you can get by with some tin snips, then use a file if you wish to even it out. if you aren't experienced with metal work, i would go with tin snips, and not any power tools, and be careful with the metal once cut as it will be very sharp after trimming.

    The black on the outside is actually just plastic, on the inside is metal. I have a little experience working with metal but not much. Alright thanks I think I might have some tin snips in my garage. Yeah if im cutting the case I might as well do it a tiny bit more so the new plug fits 

  6. 1 minute ago, ColonelJoe said:

    Hmm yeah I guess. Can i use my old psu plug with my new psu? There is like a standard right? My old one is alot thinner so I wouldnt need to trim much plastic and metal

    Also what would you recommend I use to cut out a notch for the plug?

  7. 2 minutes ago, bmx6454 said:

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    you could trim back roughly 1/4 inch of the metal to accommodate the psu plug, no?

    Hmm yeah I guess. Can i use my old psu plug with my new psu? There is like a standard right? My old one is alot thinner so I wouldnt need to trim much plastic and metal

  8. 1 minute ago, bmx6454 said:

    could just trim enough metal off the case to fit the plug, your call, but i wouldn't try to rig the psu in any way whatsoever.

    Thanks for the reply, the problem is that there isn't alot of space to remove since the bottom screw hole is there

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  9. I have a dell 5680 prebuilt pc. I am currently trying to replace the power supply but my new one, the corsair cxf 650w, won't fit. The power plug port on the back is in a different position from Dell's so the case is partially covering the power port. I think I could just not screw in the new psu and that way I can plug in the cable in the back? Or I could potentially take of the whole black plastic back part, although I think it may be pretty essential? 20201208_182421.thumb.jpg.bcf5a50d714f0072773971e4e1d5dc3a.jpg20201208_182739.thumb.jpg.b9ab3be754b3aa75e59db2565fbee1b1.jpg

  10. Whenever I open GeForce Experience it is either just a grey/black border with nothing inside or its just all grey/black. This also happens to the Minecraft launcher, its just solid grey.

    I am able to launch Minecraft by just guessing where the play button is and trying to click it.

     

     

     

    This is a "new to me" laptop. Its a dell latitude e something model. 

    Specs: i7-2760Qm, NVS 4200M, 8gb ramMinecraft.thumb.png.36478129d301ae5a0ab827a841359405.png

  11. Just now, Eigenvektor said:

    Exactly. Because they don't impose any additional limits.

     

    All of your internet traffic always has to go through your ISP. Using a VPN to get additional encryption does not change this. So you can't circumvent your ISPs bandwidth caps that way.

    Ok. Thanks for the simple explanations. 

     

    Too bad its not as easy as using a VPN to get around the limitation. 

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