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What video cards fit in a alienware x51

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December 9, 2012 3:28:41 AM

Hey everyone, I am soon to be getting a alienware x51 for Christmas. It has a gt640 in it which just cant cut it for bf3 or Call of Duty. The power supply is a 330 external and I would like to know what video cards can fit and work in it without having to upgrade the power supply.
December 9, 2012 3:36:01 AM

The minimum system power for a gtx 650, which is the next step up, is 400W. You will have to upgrade your power supply to get a better card.
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December 9, 2012 3:37:00 AM

The good news is power supplies aren't extremely expensive, and they are pretty easy to install.
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December 9, 2012 3:48:00 AM

Actually the GT 640 the X51 uses is not the same as retail ones, for starters it's GDDR5 while retail is GDDR3. IT performs about the same as a GTX 550 ti and HD 7750.
Also he does not need to upgrade his PSU to use a GTX 650 in his X51, how ever if you plan on using something as a GTX 670, than you'll need an X51 with a 330w PSU which you can buy.
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December 9, 2012 8:01:57 PM

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