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will it fit / work..gtx 760

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hi guys ,

I just got an alienware x51 r2 , and was wondering if the evga gtx 760 would fit and work in it.

my specs :
i5-4670k cpu
8gb ram @ 1600 MHz
2 tb hdd
and I upgraded to the 330 watt psu. will this psu run the gtx 760 ?? or should I go with a gtx 660ti
how much performance or gain between the 2 . the gtx 760 is $249 and the gtx 660ti is $219...is the gtx 760 worth getting over the gtx 660ti
post #2 of 7
www.anandtech.com/bench/product/860?vs=854

They are about on par with each other.
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Take the side panel off and measure the length of the graphics card space. Most websites will advertise the length of the GPU on product pages.
As for working it will work just fine and if you already have a Nvidia GPU then no driver changes needed.

Choose a blower style 760 because they will exhaust out the back of the case. Blower style has one centrifugal fan.
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330W PSU would probably not be enough. Knowing Dell/Alienware... they'll probably sell you a low quality PSU. What's the specs on that PSU ? Either way I think you should still upgrade to a 450W PSU to handle a graphics card. Try looking for a quality 450W PSU only on the PSU's listed here (unless you are guaranteed sure about the internal components such as capacitors)

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_20

If you are gaming only on 1 screen @ 1080p at 60hz monitor or TV then the difference between a 660ti and a 760 is pretty small. I'd say go with the 660ti if youre on a hardcore budget. The 760 clocks higher, and has a higher mem bus but it wont really make a difference unless you are planning on multi-monitor set up.

If you are not on a budget and have a multi monitor set up or plan on getting one, get the 760; it clocks a lot higher than a 660ti and will be equivalent to a weaker 670. The extra money is good if youre doing multi monitor because youre trying to get every FPS possible, you know? (if that is the case)
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If you dont OC too much i think you can possibly get away with a 400W PSU if its efficiency is rated well.

According to Guru3D it says that the 760 uses around 169W on load and the 660ti uses 133W on load. So your i5 will probably using <120W plus powering your other peripherals, i think 400W can work out.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_review,5.html
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I have the x51 3770 r1 with 660 TI and an AMD with GTX 760s.

Your 330 watt will be enough, but I did read reports of some people having to underclock the EVGA 760 a little due to it drawing too much power and causing reboots.

Before I got the second 760, the two machines were pretty close games such as Tomb Raider and Just Cause 2.

Personally, with the 760 drawing 15watt more power than the 660 TI, I'm have decided its not worth going to 760 over the 660 TI even though I believe I could upgrade with the EVGA trade-up program for just $10. I think it would be better off going for the 670(same core, lower clock, all its shaders enabled) which I believe uses slightly less wattage then the 760 and is faster. i have also added a SSD drive which I know uses some additional power, but not much.

So, in conclusion, with the 660TI you will have a little headroom to overclock and with the 760 you will not and may actually have to underclock for stability (like on factory overclocked models). The decision really should be between 660 TI and 670....
Edited by bbond007 - 10/16/13 at 1:06pm
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Choose a blower style 760 because they will exhaust out the back of the case. Blower style has one centrifugal fan.

yeah, whatever you get, make sure to get blower style. Also known as "reference model"

in addition to that, avoid paying extra for "OC" cards, however FTW cards may be worth considering sometimes they come with better fan and will still fit (if you bend up that little metal tab). You'll need to use the 6->8pin power adapter the card hopefully came with.

NICE system BTW! What video card did yours come with? Mine came with GT 640 GDDR5 which was OK, but not as lot better than my notebook with GTX 460m smile.gif Had to upgrade the PS to the 330.
Edited by bbond007 - 10/16/13 at 1:30pm
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