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Windows 7: Need help Choosing a GPU for my Alienware x51


17 Jun 2014   #1

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Need help Choosing a GPU for my Alienware x51

So after being happy about upgrading my 660 to a 770 it turned out that my so called "GAMING PC" cant be upgraded to the 770 because of the psu 250w that cant be changed to a bigger one and for the 770 it uses 250 which in this case can never work on this, so i've asked some guy and he told me that for a 250w psu you need to get a GPU that uses max 180w in order to get it to run with my x51
so bottom line i need your help to tell me what GPU should i get ?as what is the most powerful GPU can i have on this pc,thanks.


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17 Jun 2014   #2

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Why can't you change the PSU? I wouldn't want be gaming with a 250W PSU to be honest.
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17 Jun 2014   #3

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Because of its small size.
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17 Jun 2014   #4

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There's more information here.
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17 Jun 2014   #5

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Yeah i saw this i just don't get why cant the 760 run on it, it makes no sense the 760 uses 170w it should run fine on the x51 or am i missing something ?
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17 Jun 2014   #6

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Never mind ill just try to sell this piece of crap if not ill just throw it out of the window.
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17 Jun 2014   #7

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You're missing a fair bit. Taken from here:

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That 500W has to cover every single component in your machine, and ideally you need a 10% overhead. I'm not sure what a 760 pulls when under load but a 250W PSU is nowhere near big enough. If you're GPU alone uses 170W what is going to power the rest of the system? 80W?


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