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Can I put a gtx 760 evga ftw in a alienware x51?

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June 25, 2014 11:06:41 PM

Hello everyone.

I was wondering if you could put a gtx 760 evga FTW in the alienware x51 with my current x51 330w power supply and my x51 configuration

CPU: Intel i7 4770 quad core
Ram: 8gb
Storage: 120gb ssd 1tb 7200rpm hd
DVD drive
Win 7
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June 25, 2014 11:42:15 PM

Nope, you need an xfx 550watt pro core or similar quality power unit for that card.
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June 25, 2014 11:43:20 PM

Short answer, no. Taken from EVGA's site itself:

"Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amps.)
Total Power Draw : 170 Watts"

You're going to need a bigger PSU if you want a 760 FTW. Plus, that's not even taking into account whether it will actually fit in the case, which I'm not 100% sure it would.

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June 25, 2014 11:44:18 PM

Good News! You can! It won't run most likely, but more than likely you're also missing the two 6 pin connectors. Google is your friend. 500 Watts Recommended.
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June 26, 2014 4:38:03 AM

Damn_Rookie said:
Short answer, no. Taken from EVGA's site itself:

"Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amps.)
Total Power Draw : 170 Watts"

You're going to need a bigger PSU if you want a 760 FTW. Plus, that's not even taking into account whether it will actually fit in the case, which I'm not 100% sure it would.

EDIT: Ninja'd ;) 


I read something that someone put a gtx 760 EVGA SC inside the alienware x51 and it worked just fine and while gaming never crashed.
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June 26, 2014 10:05:56 AM

It's risky, plain and simple. The lowest total wattage I've seen for a 760 based system was pretty close to 330W, but that doesn't take into account capacitor aging, or any number of other issues. Running your power supply (in this case an external power brick, is that right?) for long periods at absolute max wattage will lead it to an early grave, and the worry with all failing power supplies, is what other components will it try and take with it when it finally gives up?

So, could you theoretically do it (providing it fits in the case)? Yes. Would most people here recommend it? No.
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