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Upgrading Alienware X51 (New Case and Power Supply)

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October 17, 2013 6:32:39 PM

I have an Alienware X51, and I recently upgraded the NVIDIA GTX 555 to an NVIDIA GTX 660 EVGA SC. I am having some heat issues. For the time being I have removed the side of the case for enhanced ventilation, but I know that I need a new power supply and perhaps a new case. Unfortunately, I am not skilled in the art of removing components and re-installing them. I will list my specs below, but again, my main question is....

How do I go about replacing the power supply and moving all the components to the new case. Also, which case and power supply would be recommended based on the ensuing information?

MODEL: Alienware ANDROMEDA_R5
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-3770 CPU @3.40 GHz
MEMORY: 16.0 GB
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
VIDEO CARD: GTX 660 EVGA Superclocked

If you need any more information, please just ask. I will do what I can to provide it! Thanks in advance!
October 29, 2013 3:53:04 AM

Any case will/should accommodate this so long as it has the space. As for removing it, if it is toolless design then take the pieces off however you put them on, or with tools, unscrew more or less everything. But before that, turn off the pc, unplug it, be sure to either ground yourself or touch the tower repeatedly to not fry the mobo, and the start unplugging everything CAREFULLY, and I mean EVERYTHING. once you have it all dissembled, start to reassemble it in the new case.
If you are only change the psu, that's really simple, unplug everything you can ( that is attached to the psu that is) then unscrrew it on the back, slide it out, slide the new one in or on, screw it in, then start to plug everything back in.
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