GPU Upgrade X51 - Which card ?

x iOrbital x

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Alright guys, my first post here so hello! :)

Now down to business, I've had conflicting views on which cards I can and cannot use with the X51 (R1) For example I've heard that the TDP for the GTX 760 Reference version has a TDP of MAX - 170W is that too much for the X51 with the 330W PSU ?

What Cards would you suggest.

Appreciate any input.
 

crystal

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You can probably put a GTX 680 in there, but I think it has to be the stock model with the blower-style fan. Post some pics of the case and your current GPU.
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x51noob

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I have the 760 sc by evga. I got the one with the dual fans. The power seems to be just fine but the temp is hot. I'm maxing 83 c while gaming on bf4. I would highly recommend the blower type to exhaust the air out of the back of the case as I'm trying to figure ways to cool my machine
 

x iOrbital x

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Thanks for the replies :)
looks like I'll be going with the newest card mentioned the GTX 760, I'll give y'all an update when I get it all installed. I'm interested in playing a variety of games really. I'm also interested in Video production so I'll be upgrading to an i7 CPU , preferably one with a low voltage requirement as I'm aware the 760 draws a max of 170 watts under load.

Thank you for all of the replies, much appreciated.
 

madhatter

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I currently have a x51 (R1) and I'm using zotac gtx 760 blower type. Works great and using on a triple monitor setup.
 

madhatter

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Mine are 80-85. I'm also still using the Ao8
Bios. Very lucky with the machine so far.
 

x51noob

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Oh hmm I figured they be better than that with that type of fan. Back to finding ways to cool it down
 

madhatter

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I use EVGA Precision for those temps.
I know they are high but I also have
have the card over clocked at 1241mhz.
 

madhatter

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No case mods. Just remember how unpredictable the x51's can be. Some have bad luck and some have good luck
with upgrading the gpu.
 

DJaymo

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yeah i think im sticking with my r9 270x for now, should hold me over and wait to see what comes out with low power when Nvidia releases the 800s whenever that is going to be.
 
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