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Asus Nvidia GTX 670 MINI and Alienware X51?

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September 3, 2013 1:08:57 AM

Hey there, I know there have been a lot of questions about the Alienware and Upgrading the graphics card, but i haven't seen anyone else ask about the Asus Nvidia GTX 670 Mini:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/GeForce-DirectCU-Graphics-Expre...

I would like to know if this card would work inside the Alienware X51 when using the 330w PSU:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/GENUINE-Original-Alienware-Adap...

I have been looking to upgrade for a while and I know it is possible with a 660 Ti, but for £206 I thought the 670 would be the more powerful option, so if i can use it then i will, but as a bit of a noob about these sorts of things I would like to know if it would be compatible.

The rest of the Specs of My PC are:
Core i5 3450
2x4Gb Ram - Soon to be upgraded to 16GB (2 x 8Gb)
1Tb HDD
and at present the Nvidia GT 545
The PSU is currently the default one Alienware sent with it, which is 200w i believe.

Any help would be mostly appreciated :)  Thanks!

UPDATE: This site says that it only draws 153W when used, but I'm still unsure if that would work on a 330W PSU with everything else drawing power.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_6...
September 3, 2013 1:32:39 AM

I wouldn't risk damaging my card and other components by using a stock psu that came with it and most specially a low wattage psu for my hardware if im upgrading my gpu. I suggest that you should buy a 500W+ 80+bronze cheap psu that will get the job done with ease and more safer than your current psu.
September 3, 2013 5:29:17 AM

GamerXtreme2013 said:
I wouldn't risk damaging my card and other components by using a stock psu that came with it and most specially a low wattage psu for my hardware if im upgrading my gpu. I suggest that you should buy a 500W+ 80+bronze cheap psu that will get the job done with ease and more safer than your current psu.


Would it be easy or hard to remove and change the PSU in the X51?
September 3, 2013 11:40:40 AM

nothing inside that prebuilt rig is hard to remove or change, its a matter of what are you going to replace it with and just map out your connections so its easier to reconnect your wirings.
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