I want to upgrade my x51

pcub3350

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hi, im new to the forum and i would like to upgrade my x51, but i would like some tips and green lights if it is possible.
My current specs are:
intel core i7 3770 3.4ghz, with an nvidia gt 640 and 8gb memory ram. but i have some problems running some games in ultra settings. so i wanted to upgrade the psu to a 330 watts, a nvidia gtx 660 ti graphic card and i want to know if it is possible to upgrade the memory ram to 2x 8gb 1600MHz (16gb total) of memory ram and would the motherboard handle everything fine?
 

MattyB

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Hello. You shouldn't have a problem with any of those upgrades. In theory it should just be plug and play! Good luck!
 

pcub3350

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Thanks man, also im curious to know whats the max potential of my alienware x51? Or a gtx 660 ti would be the max i could get for a stable set up?
 

pcub3350

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I know it kind of sucks because once u upgrade to the gtx 670 you reached the max of the system until alienware release a bigger power supply
 

MattyB

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But...the next gen cards look like drawing a lot less power so there may be good news ahead!
 

pcub3350

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I just bought an evga gtx 670 FTW edition finally upgrading from a gt 640 sure will be really noticible and i think i would be good for some time, it will be my first time upgrading a computer. Hopefully good news come soon for another great graphic card compatible with our belove x51
 

cemong82

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Cant we use third party PSU with higher wattage ? Since the psu is external.
 

pcub3350

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I had seen videos on youtube where they use a regular psu just to power directly the graphic card only but you would need to do some cutting in the case.
 
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