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Upgrading alienware X51

I want to install a geforce 770 onto my X51 and was thinking about taking switching the X51 case for a
NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) for better ventilation. I have a few questions

1. do i need a new power source

2. is it compatible

3. should i upgrade my mother board?

4. will my mother board that is currently in the X51 fit?

5. should i buy a new motherboard just to fit the case and will it make a difference?
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  1. Best answer
    Answers:
    1.There should be the relevant plug on a cable from the PSU
    2.Yes
    3.If you want too, but its not needed
    4.Yes
    5.Yes, as it has the updated Intel Z87 chipset, and will have more room for expansion
  2. Aspire77360 said:
    Answers:
    1.There should be the relevant plug on a cable from the PSU
    2.Yes
    3.If you want too, but its not needed
    4.Yes
    5.Yes, as it has the updated Intel Z87 chipset, and will have more room for expansion



    I dont know if i will be doing a lot more after this. do you still recommend i get a new one?
  3. Depends, what's your budget?
  4. Aspire77360 said:
    Depends, what's your budget?


    450

    Also what power supply do i need
  5. Using a GTX 770, your best bet would be to use a 600W or greater PSU, so I would recommend you buy either the CX600M or the CX750M. And with your budget of 450(euros, dollars,pounds or whatever), you wouldn't be able to completely rebuild your PC. But you could invest in a i5 or i7, a better motherboard or an SSD to improve boot times.
  6. Aspire77360 said:
    Using a GTX 770, your best bet would be to use a 600W or greater PSU, so I would recommend you buy either the CX600M or the CX750M. And with your budget of 450(euros, dollars,pounds or whatever), you wouldn't be able to completely rebuild your PC. But you could invest in a i5 or i7, a better motherboard or an SSD to improve boot times.


    My specs are pretty good aside from my GPU so I think ill just buy a case,770 and a new PSU
  7. dsl158 said:
    Aspire77360 said:
    Using a GTX 770, your best bet would be to use a 600W or greater PSU, so I would recommend you buy either the CX600M or the CX750M. And with your budget of 450(euros, dollars,pounds or whatever), you wouldn't be able to completely rebuild your PC. But you could invest in a i5 or i7, a better motherboard or an SSD to improve boot times.


    My specs are pretty good aside from my GPU so I think ill just buy a case,770 and a new PSU


    Sounds like a plan!!!
  8. Aspire77360 said:
    dsl158 said:
    Aspire77360 said:
    Using a GTX 770, your best bet would be to use a 600W or greater PSU, so I would recommend you buy either the CX600M or the CX750M. And with your budget of 450(euros, dollars,pounds or whatever), you wouldn't be able to completely rebuild your PC. But you could invest in a i5 or i7, a better motherboard or an SSD to improve boot times.


    My specs are pretty good aside from my GPU so I think ill just buy a case,770 and a new PSU


    Sounds like a plan!!!



    Ok im all done but when i turn it on the boot up screen with the alienware symbol comes up and stays there , it beeps one once and the screen goes black HELP!!!!
  9. I'm not a such an expert in this field!!! What it might be is that the SATA cables running from your mobo to the hard drive may not be connected properly. It would be worth just checking every cable in your rig, just to make sure!!!
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