Alienware X51 R1 GPU Upgrade Discussion

x iOrbital x

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I'd like to find out what my upgrade options are for my GPU, I'm using the X51 R1 with a 330W PSU.

What's the max card I could use without modding at all.

I know that if i used the R2 power board I could run a 970, just looking at my options.

I'm looking at anything GTX 660TI plus really.
 

x iOrbital x

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Thank you very much!

Very informative.

I may make the upgrade to the R2 Power-board after all.

Orb
 

DJaymo

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wow you can upgrade to a 970 in a R2, how does that work? anyone do this? i need a better card for the witcher 3 but not sure which one to get
 

2002whitegt

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wow you can upgrade to a 970 in a R2, how does that work? anyone do this? i need a better card for the witcher 3 but not sure which one to get

You can upgrade up to a 980 in a R2, just go with with a reference style card. I used a reference style 980 in my x51 for 4 months with no problems, just had to remove a fan and replace it with a thinner one.

There's a few 970's that fit into the R2 with no mods.

More info in this thread:
http://www.alienowners.com/showthre...ware-X51-the-BEST-PC-IN-THE-WORLD-(LOL)/page5
 

DJaymo

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You can upgrade up to a 980 in a R2, just go with with a reference style card. I used a reference style 980 in my x51 for 4 months with no problems, just had to remove a fan and replace it with a thinner one.

There's a few 970's that fit into the R2 with no mods.

More info in this thread:
http://www.alienowners.com/showthre...ware-X51-the-BEST-PC-IN-THE-WORLD-(LOL)/page5

kool thanks. wasnt sure which model to get im a noob so dont want to screw anything up.
 
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