Originally Posted by looniam
nice case MOD!
if you want to add a discrete graphics card then maybe sell the 560 ti for a few bucks and flip it to buy a 7750 thats power draw would only be needed through the pci-e slot and be able to be supported by a lower wattage PSU such as you have.
I know my i7 Alienware x51 came with 240 watt PS and a GT 640 GDDR5. The x51 is a very small profile Dell.
That card only draws around 75 Watt. but it still can play some fairly modern games as long as you don't go crazy on the settings. Its not as slow as a normal gt 640 with DD3 as it has much higher memory bandwidth.
I upgraded the video card to a GTX 660 TI and the power supply had to be increased to the 330 watt to accommodate the card. The 330watt PS can handle up to GTX 670 and some people report GTX 760.
I also added a SSD drive along side the stock HD (used a splitter). I'm telling you all this because the numbers might be useful..
You'll need a slightly larger PS or a more efficient video card.
No problem splitting the power to run the SSD, but I think the video card probably will draw too much power.. could totally melt down under load.
At least your solution should keep the video board pretty cool I supposeEdited by bbond007 - 9/22/13 at 10:27pm