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Upgrading Alienware X51 Gpu

Hello,
I currently have an Alienware X51 with a 330w power supply. I have an Nvidia gt 545 (OEM) and I really want to upgrade it. I have a 3.4 ghz processor and a 1920x1080 resolution. My max cost is $300. Thanks in advance.
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  1. Get a GTX 760. At that resolution, this should be powerful enough to power most of the latest games in their highest settings. :) And you'd save up to $50 for Oreos and stuff.
  2. steen721 said:
    Hello,
    I currently have an Alienware X51 with a 330w power supply. I have an Nvidia gt 545 (OEM) and I really want to upgrade it. I have a 3.4 ghz processor and a 1920x1080 resolution. My max cost is $300. Thanks in advance.


    I d say upgrade outside that tiny box ... is it a mini itx mother board ?
  3. jk_ventolero said:
    Get a GTX 760. At that resolution, this should be powerful enough to power most of the latest games in their highest settings. :) And you'd save up to $50 for Oreos and stuff.


    he has 330w power !!!
  4. here is your Motherboard



    If you want to upgrade , get a bitfenix case , it is cute case , and move the motherboard and cpu to it , buy new power supply and a GPU.

    and be free from this tiny box ...
  5. You need a new power supply CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    The dimensions are 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) x 5.5"(L), measure the old one to make sure it fits.

    The length of the GTX 760. for example is 9.5"
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130932
    and you get a 3 year warranty.

    Measure first, purchase second.
  6. bkoop said:
    You need a new power supply CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    The dimensions are 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) x 5.5"(L), measure the old one to make sure it fits.

    The length of the GTX 760. for example is 9.5"
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130932
    and you get a 3 year warranty.

    Measure first, purchase second.


    and where do you expect to put all those power supply cables inside the tiny X51 case ?

    he CANT do ANYTHING
  7. All the GTX 760 cards I saw are double wide cards, so a new case is required. Very good, SNA3!
  8. Best answer
    Hello ,

    This is your solution ,

    first, your mother board is a standard mini ITX mother board . so all what you need is to find a cute case to replace your case ... and being small too ..

    here is the best you can do for 300$ :

    1- Choose between these two nice cases for 59$ :

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/393945/Prodigy_Mini-ITX_Computer_Case_-_White

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352027&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    or

    http://www.outletpc.com/sn9459-ooxko-rp-bitfenix-prodigy-mitx-pc-case-orange.html?utm_source=sn9459-ooxko-rp-bitfenix-prodigy-mitx-pc-case-orange&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=pcpartpicker&utm_content=Bitfenix%2B-%2BCases%20%3E%20Desktop%20Cases%20%3E%20Mini%20ITX%20Cases

    2- buy a power supply 500 watts ,semi modular for 40$ (after 15% promo and rebate )

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139050&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    3- buy the GTX 760 for 250$

    60+40+250 = 350$

    move the CPU and motherboard and harddisk and DVD and memory from the old tiny X51 case to the new case ...

    thats your BEST thing to do
  9. SNA3 said:
    jk_ventolero said:
    Get a GTX 760. At that resolution, this should be powerful enough to power most of the latest games in their highest settings. :) And you'd save up to $50 for Oreos and stuff.


    he has 330w power !!!


    Ohwf. I didn't do my research, sorry. :lol:

    Go with SNA3's solution. Seems really nice. :)
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