oMarkez
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Alienware X51 GPU/Graphics card upgrade

Hello!

I would like to know if I could fit a Nividia Geforce GTX 1070 6gb in my Alienware X51 r2

Would it fit in the size as well as would I be able to plug it into the socket? 

Here are my specs:

Intel Core i3-4150 CPU @ 3.50GHz

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745

12gb DDR3 Ram (I upgraded it from 6 to 12)

Thanks!

-oMarkez

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oMarkez
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RE: Alienware X51 GPU/Graphics card upgrade

Ups i meant a 1060 6gb sorry

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beamermt79
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RE: Alienware X51 GPU/Graphics card upgrade

It depends on which card you get.  The X51 series was a more compact box then most.  Also which power brick did you get? You may need to look into getting at least the 330w for any upgrades.

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oMarkez
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RE: Alienware X51 GPU/Graphics card upgrade

It says input 100-240V and output 19,5V on the power brick. Is that any good?

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beamermt79
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RE: Alienware X51 GPU/Graphics card upgrade

It should have a Wattage like 220 Watts or 330 Watts.  I think the 1060 would work but it really depends on the wattage.  

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oMarkez
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RE: Alienware X51 GPU/Graphics card upgrade

I calculqated the input to be like 800 watts and output to be around 240watts, will i be able to get a better experiance then with the 745 with such low wattage?

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beamermt79
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RE: Alienware X51 GPU/Graphics card upgrade

No the 745 is a low watt lower end graphics card.  I think you should call Dell to get the 330 watt PSU and then go for a low watt 1060.  you may have to get the 4GB option instead of the 6GB.

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oMarkez
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RE: Alienware X51 GPU/Graphics card upgrade

Can i call dell to get a 330W PSU?

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beamermt79
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RE: Alienware X51 GPU/Graphics card upgrade

Actually you can get them by clicking here.  

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oMarkez
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RE: Alienware X51 GPU/Graphics card upgrade

160$ for a 330watt power cord no thank you I think I'll go buy a new case. What do you suggest? And thank you so much for your help you are very kind and helpful

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