Another x51 r1 upgrade! need help

Alexander153

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Dec 8, 2016
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Just received this old x51r1 for free so I cant really complain but I got told it needs major upgrades to play anything decent

These are my specs

Nvidia gtx645 1gb gddr5
240w psu
1tb serial ata
6gb ram
intel core i3-3220 3.3ghz 3mb cache

now I want to put this in a new case so what would you guys recommend to upgrade?
 

Ravgov

Member
Nov 29, 2016
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Just received this old x51r1 for free so I cant really complain but I got told it needs major upgrades to play anything decent

These are my specs

Nvidia gtx645 1gb gddr5
240w psu
1tb serial ata
6gb ram
intel core i3-3220 3.3ghz 3mb cache

now I want to put this in a new case so what would you guys recommend to upgrade?

imo since the motherboard has a limited capacity, it would be better to ugrade the ram and the gpu after a nice bios update. No need to change the case, which is the real plus of the system for being compact. So I d recommend 16gb ram, a gtx 1050ti or 1060, a new psu 330w and also consider to go to an i5 or even i7 (however the cpu upgrade needs a bit of research first. If for exampleur i3 can handle well a gtx 1060 u have no reason to upgrade really the cpu.)

Good luck.
 

pengful

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Oct 12, 2014
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Singapore
Just received this old x51r1 for free so I cant really complain but I got told it needs major upgrades to play anything decent

These are my specs

Nvidia gtx645 1gb gddr5
240w psu
1tb serial ata
6gb ram
intel core i3-3220 3.3ghz 3mb cache

now I want to put this in a new case so what would you guys recommend to upgrade?

The X51 R1, though aged, is still quite potent so here are my suggestions:
1) Replace the power board with the R2 power board. Read this...http://www.alienowners.com/threads/x51-r1-power-board-replacement-r1-vfhmm-with-r2-d85rt.6325/ (a must if you want to upgrade it)
2) Upgrade the power brick to 330W
3) Get an i7-3770 or 3770K CPU
4) Upgrade to the latest bios, A14
5) Replace the hdd with ssd
6) Get at least 8 gb DDR3 rams (1600 MHz)
7) Get a GTX 1070 (blower type) like Founder's Edition

It will run great with all latest games at the highest settings. Hope this helps.
 
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