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Dplettner
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Alienware x51 R2 - 240W - Graphic Cards?

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Hello.

I've been looking for a new graphic card to replace my  for some time now, since the newer games is movie away from the "Runescape" graphics ;).

I've been looking over a lot of threads, and even tried to contact Dell directly, getting them to send me a mail of the graphic cards I can have in my current computer. I didn't get specific answers though.

So I was wondering if you guys could help me out :).

My current Alienware X51 R2 is running on:
A 240W power supply
A EURO 250V Power Cord
A 4th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.2GHz with Turbo Boost Technol...


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If I want to swap out my with the best GPU possible, what should I go for?

The budget of the card is no matter, but I would like not to go for a new Power Supply or cord, if possible :).


//Dennis Plettner

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Game7a1
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RE: Alienware x51 R2 - 240W - Graphic Cards?

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  • GTX 650
  • GTX 750
  • GTX 750 ti

A GTX 950 may be possible, but it's up to you if you think it's worth getting since it is the most powerful of the four I listed. The AMD options that'll work with the 240w PSU don't have a price:performance ratio that the Nvidia GPUs have or could be recommended.

If you have an "unlimited" budget, why do you resist on wanting a bigger PSU (there's only one to choose form, and thst's the 330w PSU for the X51 and Alienware laptops)?

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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Game7a1
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RE: Alienware x51 R2 - 240W - Graphic Cards?

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  • GTX 650
  • GTX 750
  • GTX 750 ti

A GTX 950 may be possible, but it's up to you if you think it's worth getting since it is the most powerful of the four I listed. The AMD options that'll work with the 240w PSU don't have a price:performance ratio that the Nvidia GPUs have or could be recommended.

If you have an "unlimited" budget, why do you resist on wanting a bigger PSU (there's only one to choose form, and thst's the 330w PSU for the X51 and Alienware laptops)?

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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Dplettner
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RE: Alienware x51 R2 - 240W - Graphic Cards?

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Ah, awesome 🙂

The main reason I don't want to switch out the PSU is because that I don't know how to get it out of the PC :p. I mainly just switch out parts like GPU's and CPU's 😛 Never tried switching out a PSU :p. I'm afraid to break something :p.

Thanks a lot for answering the question though :)! Wonderful response time aswell :)!

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Dplettner
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RE: Alienware x51 R2 - 240W - Graphic Cards?

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Oh, one quick question :P. Any specific model of the "GTX 750 ti" card that I need to go for :)? I see it's made in several styles :p.

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Game7a1
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RE: Alienware x51 R2 - 240W - Graphic Cards?

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1. The PSU is outside the X51, not inside it. It's the brick outside the computer. It's also a laptop charger for Alienware and Dell laptops.

2. Just get one that isn't overclocked and has a single fan.

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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Dplettner
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Ah, duh 😛 I knew that, just had to wake up I guess :D.
Ah well, thanks a lot :)! You've been a wonderful help :)!

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