Need Help with Upgrade X51 R3


New Member
Dec 17, 2021
Hi, I am a novice but have some basic computer building experience. I would like to upgrade my stock Alienware X51 R3 HDD to a faster SSD and also increase the 8Gb RAM. (CPU i7 6700 3.4Ghz, Windows10 Home, OptiPlex 7010)
So my question is, what is the best option for SSD upgrade, is M.2 NVME the best option? I am not a gamer, but I have 4 monitors and do a lot of multitasking, stock trading, and video streaming. I plan to do a fresh Windows install on the new drive and use it solely. I would really appreciate any guidance or recommendations (links) to any product that is a good upgrade at a decent price. I am hoping this will speed up my computer's performance. Also, if any recommended RAM stick upgrades you have, I was thinking 8Gb x 2 or 16Gb x 2 if it accepts it. Thanks in advance.
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