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Does X51 support GTX 970?

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Current X51 Setup - i5-3450, 8GB RAM, GT640, 1tb Hard Drive, (getting the 330w power supply before the new GPU) and Blu-Ray drive.

With the release of the new 900 Series.  Is my X51 compatible with the 970?  It only draws 145w of power according to the specs which is only 5 more than the 660.  But there might be other factors, which is why I'm asking.

Or should I just go with the 760?  Or 660?  SC, Ti?

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RE: Does X51 support GTX 970?

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I will recommend you to go with GTX 760TI since we did validate it for the X51; in the other hand I cannot assure you that the 970 will work properly because we haven’t tested yet.

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RE: Does X51 support GTX 970?

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I will recommend you to go with GTX 760TI since we did validate it for the X51; in the other hand I cannot assure you that the 970 will work properly because we haven’t tested yet.

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RE: Does X51 support GTX 970?

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Thanks for the help.  One last quick question... Should I try to find a blower-type fan setup in the card or is the ACX setup okay too.  I found a 4gb version of the card I want to get, but I'm not sure with the limited space/cooling in the X51...

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RE: Does X51 support GTX 970?

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Just make sure that the card's power consumption doesn't exceed the power that the x51's PSU provides.

A blower version would be better but make sure the dimensions are equal to the ones we sale. 

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