Gmoore6550

Customizing a dell optiplex 780 mt

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HI all I came across a dell optiplex 780 mini tower last week for $50 with the q45 express chipset and the LGA 775 I'm kind of confused on the above chart. But I was wanting to know if I could get a Xeon processor or an i7 or something with a bit more power that what's in it now.  Thanks in advance

also I need ideas for case mods for the same computer and any other mods that I can do to it. 

I allready own a really nice gaming pc but would be nice if I could do a little gaming on it as well 

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Here's what I found on the Optiplex 780. Looks like it comes in 4 form factors. 

http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/shared-content/data-sheets/en/Documents/optiplex_780_tech_spec_sheet.pdf

Your options are as follows: Intel Core 2 Quad (not available on USFF), Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Pentium Dual Core, Intel Celeron Dual Core, Intel Celeron

 

As for casemods, what are you trying to do?

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That mod is for if you want to use Xeon processors. That would be up to you. At this point, both Xeon and non-Xeon processors are relatively cheap, so it shouldn't make much of a difference. In terms of performance, Xeon and non-Xeon are about the same as well. 

 

The casemods sound like a plan as well. If you add a window, you can always add some LED strips in there as well. 

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For getting accurate and better processor results i recommend you to post your query on dell official forums or just read various articles present-on dell official website. But according to users's experience best processor upgrade for DELL OPTIPLEX 780 is:

Intel® Core™2 Quad 

Intel® Core™2 Duo;

Intel® Pentium® Dual Core;

Intel® Celeron® Dual Core;

Intel® Celeron®

Chipset Intel® Q45 Express Chipset w/ICH10DO

For more assistant support check Dell Optiplex 780 Manual

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