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YungFras
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X51 R3 Graphics Upgrade

Hey guys. I just got an X51 R3 this past week and it came with a GTX 745 4GB instead of the GTX 960 2GB I see Dell is shipping with them. Long story short, I bought mine through www.purchasing power.com with my job however the machine came directly from Dell to me. Which 960 card can I buy to upgrade?  The Best Buy near me has a 960 GTX FTW but the box says it takes 400w and from my understanding my X51 only has a 325w. Will this card work in my X51?

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shoboatnyc
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RE: X51 R3 Graphics Upgrade

I also just purchased the same model with the GTX 745 but want to upgrade to a GTX 970. Just curious on if all I will need is the 330W PSU since my system shipped with a 180W PSU?

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M3RiceRocket
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RE: X51 R3 Graphics Upgrade

My guess is that you'll want one with the reference cooling design since the case is unique to Alienware. I bought mine with a GTX 960, and these look similar and should work provided you have a 330W PS:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133579

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127842

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121929

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RE: X51 R3 Graphics Upgrade

I just finished an install of a GTX 1060 on an Alienware X51 R3. I go over the issues you may encounter and show you how to do it.

Check it out: www.youtube.com/watch

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