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Wightwolfe
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Alienware x51 r2 Power Supply Upgrade?

I have a 240w power supply an i want to upgrade. Im also getting a gtx 970 but i need a better power supply. What do you recommend i upgrade to?

Also my pc has a power brick (like with a laptop) if that helps. Thanks πŸ™‚

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Wightwolfe
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RE: Alienware x51 r2 Power Supply Upgrade?

Please help 😞

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Game7a1
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RE: Alienware x51 r2 Power Supply Upgrade?

You need the 330w PSU, and that's essentially the only PSU you can upgrade to.

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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Wightwolfe
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RE: Alienware x51 r2 Power Supply Upgrade?

You need the 330w PSU, and that's essentially the only PSU you can upgrade to.

 
  Ok thanks for the reply. But it will work fine with a GTX 970? Thanks again

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Game7a1
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RE: Alienware x51 r2 Power Supply Upgrade?

It will. Alienware uses the same 330w PSU for the X51 R3 with GTX 970.

Speaking of the GTX 970, which one are you getting?

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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Wightwolfe
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RE: Alienware x51 r2 Power Supply Upgrade?

It will. Alienware uses the same 330w PSU for the X51 R3 with GTX 970.

 

Speaking of the GTX 970, which one are you getting?

 
        Im not sure πŸ˜• Ive heard that some of them wont fit in my pc what would you recommend? Sorry if im a bit annoying. Im a bit of a noob when i comes to PCs πŸ˜› Thanks

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Game7a1
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RE: Alienware x51 r2 Power Supply Upgrade?

You want to get a blower style GPU (1 fan at the far end of the GPU). EVGA, ASUS, MSI, and PNY have blower-style GTX 970s, and they will fit without a problem.

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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Wightwolfe
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RE: Alienware x51 r2 Power Supply Upgrade?

You want to get a blower style GPU (1 fan at the far end of the GPU). EVGA, ASUS, MSI, and PNY have blower-style GTX 970s, and they will fit without a problem.

 

Thanks alot! Will be upgrade next month (hopefully) Thanks again 

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