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Alienware x51 i7- 3770 cpu on a gtx 780?

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June 30, 2013 9:50:30 PM

I was looking to upgrade my alienware soon and I saw a gtx 780 and thought that this would be a good graphics card to work with. But I do not know how it will operate with the given specs that my alienware x51 has. P.S I have 6.00 GB hard drive space
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June 30, 2013 10:02:29 PM

If you have an i7-3770 you will be fine, no problem running a GTX780
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July 4, 2013 1:58:01 PM

i dont know if your psu will be strong enough. Dont the x51 have like 300W external?
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August 1, 2013 2:33:37 AM

kitsunestarwind said:
If you have an i7-3770 you will be fine, no problem running a GTX780


what about the the i7-2600 will it work with GTX 700 series or will it only work with the 600 series?
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August 1, 2013 12:04:39 PM

byogamingpc said:
saif_1996 said:
kitsunestarwind said:
If you have an i7-3770 you will be fine, no problem running a GTX780


what about the the i7-2600 will it work with GTX 700 series or will it only work with the 600 series?


I have the i7-2600K and it is an amazing CPU that will handle anything in the 700 series and probably through the 900 series. If you're going to get a 780 I'd go with the EVGA GTX 780 SC w/ ACX http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CUIVSNS/ref=as_li_q...


wait then...

why did people say that the alienware x51 cant support the GTX 700 series?

i was gonna buy the GTX770 but they said online that it will not work and dell said they recommend me to buy the 600 series?
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August 17, 2013 9:46:37 AM

I have an alienware x51 and there is two problems with upgrading your graphics card. First off the case wont fit any bigger cards, so if you dont care about a cluttered desk from having an external graphics card then this could work, but the real problem is that the 330 watt powerbrick cant handle a bigger graphics card than the GTX 660. so if you want to spend money on buying a new power brick you might be able to upgrade with an external graphics card. Hope this helped.
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August 17, 2013 9:47:51 AM

Dont listen to these people, a i7 3770 can handle a GTX 700 series card but the power supply can not. Tajke this from a fellow alienware x51 owner.
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August 17, 2013 1:02:05 PM

NickPrus said:
I have an alienware x51 and there is two problems with upgrading your graphics card. First off the case wont fit any bigger cards, so if you dont care about a cluttered desk from having an external graphics card then this could work, but the real problem is that the 330 watt powerbrick cant handle a bigger graphics card than the GTX 660. so if you want to spend money on buying a new power brick you might be able to upgrade with an external graphics card. Hope this helped.


In the future op you should come to us when building a pc. An alienware imo feels limited even tho its a good pc but next time we will set you up str8 on the best options out there and you will have something that will dominate that x51

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August 17, 2013 1:13:39 PM

determinologyz said:
NickPrus said:
I have an alienware x51 and there is two problems with upgrading your graphics card. First off the case wont fit any bigger cards, so if you dont care about a cluttered desk from having an external graphics card then this could work, but the real problem is that the 330 watt powerbrick cant handle a bigger graphics card than the GTX 660. so if you want to spend money on buying a new power brick you might be able to upgrade with an external graphics card. Hope this helped.


In the future op you should come to us when building a pc. An alienware imo feels limited even tho its a good pc but next time we will set you up str8 on the best options out there and you will have something that will dominate that x51



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