x51 R1 SSD + GTX 1060, what's next ?


New Member
Nov 25, 2016
Hi all, i'm a new user, i just found out this website and i'm already in love with it :)

So i'm a very proud owner of an Alienware X51 R1 ( i7-2600 @3.40GHz ) but lately i'm having some issue with my old GTX 555.

Few months ago i replaced the HDD with a brand new SSD and wow, just that little thing gave new life to my little alien. Now i just got an MSI GTX 1060 3Gb ( i'm going to plug the card this monday, cross fingers..) but my mind now is thinking about a total change of the system

Even if my i7 works great i was wondering to buy a new i5 6600 but this mean i've to buy a new motherboard, probably a new adapter ( i've a 330W ) and new RAM.

First problem is : which MoBo ? Anyone have experience in replacing the old MoBo with a new one ? Which one i should buy ? I was thinking the ASUS H170 Mini does it fit ?
Second problem : shall i replace the adapter ?
And last.. which RAM ?

Anything else ? :)

Thanks for the answers ( and sorry for my awful english )