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August 28, 2013 5:07:27 PM

I have the alienware x51 and I wanted to reach a good enough frame rate to where I could record my gameplay and still get a decent 60 on most modern games. I was thinking of upgrading my CPU to a Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor, and replacing my graphics card with PNY GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Card VCGGTX670XPB, would my x51 be compatible with these? If not could I get some recommendations as what to buy?
Here are my computer specs:
- Windows 8 (64 bit)
- 6gb ram
- Intel Core i3-3220 3.3 GHz
- NVIDIA GeFroce GTX 645

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August 28, 2013 5:32:41 PM

i would recommend something better than a gtx 670 for it, if you can i would suggest a gtx 770 or a radeon hd 7970, as for the cpu, it would be compatible
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August 28, 2013 5:56:35 PM

username4855 said:
i would recommend something better than a gtx 670 for it, if you can i would suggest a gtx 770 or a radeon hd 7970, as for the cpu, it would be compatible


Thanks for the help man. Greatly appreciated. I'll probably go with the gtx 770 because I like Physx.
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August 28, 2013 6:34:17 PM

no problem, i'm glad i could help. just make sure the graphics card will fit in the case and that you have a large enough power supply, i think 600w is the minimum, not 100% sure though
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August 28, 2013 6:53:37 PM

username4855 said:
no problem, i'm glad i could help. just make sure the graphics card will fit in the case and that you have a large enough power supply, i think 600w is the minimum, not 100% sure though


The GTX 770 requires 750 watt power supply, I have another question (if you know the answer to it) How would you tell if a certain power supply is compatible with my motherboard? For instance, this power supply below.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 28, 2013 7:21:33 PM

i'm not entirely sure, but as far as i know it should
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August 28, 2013 7:23:45 PM

also the power requirements can vary based on different features, number of fans and other stuff, there are some gtx 770s that only require around 650, but i recommend having something higher than the requirements
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August 29, 2013 12:41:49 AM

username4855 said:
also the power requirements can vary based on different features, number of fans and other stuff, there are some gtx 770s that only require around 650, but i recommend having something higher than the requirements


I will definitely take your knowledge and recommendations, and again, thanks a ton.
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