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(Help!) X51 R2 -180w psu CPU&SSD upgrade prob

Jt2015

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I just bought a new x51 R2. The spec are as follows:

1. Intel Core i3 4150 (3.50GHz)
2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 with 4GB DDR3
3. 6GB ram (1x2GB+1x4GB) DDR3L 1600Mh

would like to upgrade CPU to I7-4790K and replace the 1TB HDD came with the x51 with Samsung 850 pro SSD. However, I'm worrying if 180w PSU is sufficient to handle the above upgrade. I personally do not want to pay dell for like 150usd for 330w PSU as I am not gonna upgrade GPU in near future.

The DVD ROM can also be taken out in order to save some watts.

If 180w PSU is not gonna be sufficient, anywhere I can find the 330w PSU at cheaper cost. I heard some said it only cost 30USD.

One more question, its the x51 R2 can overclock the I7-4790k? If ys, can it be using 180w?

Thanks for your time. I'm a newbie of desktop.

Best regards
Justin
 

DeadBob16

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Wow, I didn't even know the X-51 offered 180 watt...

the i-7 4790k can be a power hog

http://stablecomputer.com/intel-core-i3-4150-cpu-review/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-4790k-devils-canyon-overclock-performance,3845-9.html

take that into account with the GPU which will be the other thing drawing a lot of power

GPU - 55W
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-745-oem/specifications
SSD - 3.3W
http://www.samsung.com/global/busin...SSD/global/html/ssd850pro/specifications.html

I would suggest accounting everything that draws power using http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp great tool but you got to research your PC to get the parts right.

All in all try to find a better PSU, POWER IS LIFE, all I saw was on ebay for 99.99.


Please ask me anything else and I'll keep trying to help

Cheers,
Deadbob
 

Jt2015

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Wow, I didn't even know the X-51 offered 180 watt...

the i-7 4790k can be a power hog

http://stablecomputer.com/intel-core-i3-4150-cpu-review/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-4790k-devils-canyon-overclock-performance,3845-9.html

take that into account with the GPU which will be the other thing drawing a lot of power

GPU - 55W
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-745-oem/specifications
SSD - 3.3W
http://www.samsung.com/global/busin...SSD/global/html/ssd850pro/specifications.html

I would suggest accounting everything that draws power using http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp great tool but you got to research your PC to get the parts right.

All in all try to find a better PSU, POWER IS LIFE, all I saw was on ebay for 99.99.


Please ask me anything else and I'll keep trying to help

Cheers,
Deadbob

Hi Deadbob

Thanks for your reading and your help. It seems lIke all the components after upgrade will consume around 160w (CPU 83w+GPU 55w+SSD4w+ others(let's say 10w). But anyway, I have already contact Dell, and hopefully they would switch the PSU for at least 240w. Once again thanks for your information and websits. They are very useful and informative.

Regards
Justin
 

pengful

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I would suggest that you change the psu to 330w before attempting any upgrade. 180w is just not going to make it.
 
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