Solved

Gutting An Alienware

So I have an Alienware x 51 R1
My specs:
GeForce Gtx 660
i7 37770k 3.4 ghz
16gb ram
Stock Mother Board
330 PSU
256 Samsung Evo SSD.

My only problem is the fact that I have no room for upgrades. Anyway, So my question is, is it possible to take out everything in my alienware (GPU, CPU, RAM, and SSD.) and then to move it to a new case with the needed parts?
Heres a list of the parts I would buy to go along with them:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Taiji/saved/#savedbuild_1222141
Will it work, and is it posisble?
Thank you so much, any help is great.
6 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about gutting alienware
  1. yes, absolutely
  2. or... you might have to double check.. physically you just replace the components... the problem might be that there is no place for an I\O shield in this case... or if you use this motherboard in a new case, you dont have an I\O shield... thets the only downer
  3. I cant see clearly though... there may be a sticker on top of the I\O shield... see for yourself
  4. Best answer
    Why are you substituting the i7 with an i5????
    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-3770K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-3570K
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_3570K_and_i7_3770K_Comparison/11.html

    You've already got 16GB of RAM why the reduction to 8GB???

    Here's a video on disassembling of the whole rig
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRjTe_bGQVQ

    In this case I'd personally choose a small form factor board that has all the goodies I'd (You'd) want and put it back into that cute case.....

    I'd even go a little further and mod an H100 or and H100i if I felt the Rig getting a little hot....
    The GPU can be changed pretty easily to a good new one too..... limitation is only a dual slot and of course you need to check the length and the power requirements....
    But that's about it.....

    I'd just mix and match stuff the best of the old rig and the best of the new components in the X51 and a new small form factor box for the leftover assembly to make a new rig....
  5. alyoshka said:
    Why are you substituting the i7 with an i5????
    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-3770K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-3570K
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_3570K_and_i7_3770K_Comparison/11.html

    You've already got 16GB of RAM why the reduction to 8GB???

    Here's a video on disassembling of the whole rig
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRjTe_bGQVQ

    In this case I'd personally choose a small form factor board that has all the goodies I'd (You'd) want and put it back into that cute case.....

    I'd even go a little further and mod an H100 or and H100i if I felt the Rig getting a little hot....
    The GPU can be changed pretty easily to a good new one too..... limitation is only a dual slot and of course you need to check the length and the power requirements....
    But that's about it.....

    I'd just mix and match stuff the best of the old rig and the best of the new components in the X51 and a new small form factor box for the leftover assembly to make a new rig....



    I'm sorry I accidentally posted the wrong link, these are the parts i'd buy to go along with my old parts.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Taiji/saved/cJjJ7P
  6. Yup, this will do just fine.
Ask a new question

Read More

Power Supplies Alienware RAM CPUs Components GPUs