Are you using your Dell OptiPlex 990 for gaming? You might be asking, Can I upgrade the case. The answer is YES, and doing so brings many benefits. Not only will it look much MUCH better, but it will allow for more room and much better airflow then the stock case.
If you have not consider the Dell 990 for a high end gaming budget build, I know it sounds like an oxymoron, check out Dell Optiplex fo...
Is the Dell Optiplex 990 good for Gaming?
The shot answer is, Oh Ya! or it can be, with some mods. So a few months ago I picked up a Dell OptiPlex 990 PC for around $200. This was originally going to be used for an office PC but did not end up needing it. When I looked into the specs and found it came with powerful i7-2600 I decided to look into making it into an inexpensive gaming rig.
These days, with high than ever PC system requirements, it is easy to send $1000 plus to build a game rig to play the latest games. Star Wars Battlefront for instance requires a quad core, 8GB of memory and high end video card and this is at the minimum! So what is the alternative to sending big bucks?
The best solution is the Dell Precision T5500...
Dell T5500 With The AMD ATI R9 270x Eyefinity 3 Monitor Setup & Cable Configuration
So last week I decided to take some extra monitors a had and try out the ATI Eyefinity on my Sapphire R9 270 (2GB). I had some issues getting all three monitors to come on at first...