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Nokosi1736
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Alien-ware x51 R1 transfer

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Well my warranty ended a few months ago, and I'm wondering what case could my alienware x51 R1 components fit in, such as the mother board, I need more power but the case for the x51 r1 does not have enough room for an internal power drive.

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RE: Alien-ware x51 R1 transfer

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It's not going to fit easily into anything aftermarket - not without a major exercise in electrical re-engineering.

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Nokosi1736
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RE: Alien-ware x51 R1 transfer

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Its either build a new pc, from scratch, and I cant do that, not with the money I have now. Transfer the component's into a new case that I can upgrade, or find a graphics card that can take, 240 watts of power.

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9 Rhodium

RE: Alien-ware x51 R1 transfer

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You'll need at least a new case, power supply, mainboard and standard heatsink-fan plus a copy of Windows (the original is locked to the Alienware board).  There's no way to fit the internal components of this system into a standard case.

There is a 330 W power supply for this model:

www.amazon.com/.../B00CGA5JQM

That may give you some space for a video upgrade, but won't solve the problem with a completely nonstandard internal design.

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