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Looking to Upgrade my GTX 660 to GTX 1050Ti in Alienware X51

I'd like to upgrade from my GeForce GTX 660 (1.5 gb version) to a GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1050Ti. The thing is, I'm not sure if it will fit or be compatible in the first place. I'd like to say more but I honestly don't know what to say SO IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ASK!!

Plethora of links containing info pertaining to my computer and what I'm looking at:
PC Info from Control Panel>System http://imgur.com/a/QCPoh
Preference 1 for card: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814125916
Preference 2 for card: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133639
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  1. List your full specs including PSU and dimensions/model of your current card.
  2. There are tons of small 1050 Ti's I have a alienware x51 and I must say it is by far the crappiest PC ever thankfully I swapped to building PCS xD, Anyhow. It should fit a small form factor 1050 Ti in there with no issues whatsoever and it should be fully compatible!

    I'd go with the gigabyte one but yeah that card is so small it will fit. I can fit a old 560 Ti in my alienware x51 so you should be fine! :)
  3. Eeeh, I wouldn't be so sure, with some older models of Alienware their cases were absolutely tiny, it all depends on OP's situation.
  4. As for current card, Im pretty sure this is it: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660-oem/specifications

    The most I can do for PSU is take a picture of the label. Looking of the p/n came up with the same brick rated @ 330w
    Label on brick: http://imgur.com/a/rm2v8 (I HOPE YOU CAN READ IT, NOT IN CONVENIENT SPOT TO GET PIC) but I used the 0Y90RR at the top to find it.

    For full specs, the only thing I can think of is this which came with the PC:
    Part 1: http://imgur.com/a/lDjPo
    Part 2: http://imgur.com/a/6y1Gj

    I'm sorry if I don't help much, I'm not the brightest rock in the box with this kind of stuff.
  5. Kavinqt said:
    There are tons of small 1050 Ti's I have a alienware x51 and I must say it is by far the crappiest PC ever thankfully I swapped to building PCS xD, Anyhow. It should fit a small form factor 1050 Ti in there with no issues whatsoever and it should be fully compatible!

    I'd go with the gigabyte one but yeah that card is so small it will fit. I can fit a old 560 Ti in my alienware x51 so you should be fine! :)


    I regret buying it but also it's been good.. I've had some major issues out of it before though if you go look at previous threads I've wrote.. If I could go back to 2014 or 2013 Id tell myself to learn how to build one, I woulda saved quite a bit of money and had a much easier time upgrading.
  6. Chugalug_ said:
    Eeeh, I wouldn't be so sure, with some older models of Alienware their cases were absolutely tiny, it all depends on OP's situation.


    I understand that, But the alienware x51 I have is by far the smallest version(s) released. and It fits decent sized GPU's
  7. Punchofdeath said:
    Kavinqt said:
    There are tons of small 1050 Ti's I have a alienware x51 and I must say it is by far the crappiest PC ever thankfully I swapped to building PCS xD, Anyhow. It should fit a small form factor 1050 Ti in there with no issues whatsoever and it should be fully compatible!

    I'd go with the gigabyte one but yeah that card is so small it will fit. I can fit a old 560 Ti in my alienware x51 so you should be fine! :)


    I regret buying it but also it's been good.. I've had some major issues out of it before though if you go look at previous threads I've wrote.. If I could go back to 2014 or 2013 Id tell myself to learn how to build one, I woulda saved quite a bit of money and had a much easier time upgrading.


    yeah man dw it will fit just fine xD the 660 is way bigger than that gigabyte one you linked and it will work with the PCI slot.
  8. Punchofdeath said:
    Kavinqt said:
    There are tons of small 1050 Ti's I have a alienware x51 and I must say it is by far the crappiest PC ever thankfully I swapped to building PCS xD, Anyhow. It should fit a small form factor 1050 Ti in there with no issues whatsoever and it should be fully compatible!

    I'd go with the gigabyte one but yeah that card is so small it will fit. I can fit a old 560 Ti in my alienware x51 so you should be fine! :)


    I regret buying it but also it's been good.. I've had some major issues out of it before though if you go look at previous threads I've wrote.. If I could go back to 2014 or 2013 Id tell myself to learn how to build one, I woulda saved quite a bit of money and had a much easier time upgrading.


    You really need to buy a blower type gpu


    the case has terrible airflow, if you dont buy a blower type gpu it will affect your temps quite a bit
  9. Chugalug_ said:


    Ok so overall, will they all fit? I'll probably wait till one of them goes on sale cause I don't need to upgrade immediately. As well as I would like to save some money.
  10. Best answer
    Yes, given that your current one fits this'll fit just fine. :P
    I wouldn't go above a 1050ti with that low quality PSU, any higher power draw would be concerning.
  11. Chugalug_ said:
    Yes, given that your current one fits this'll fit just fine. :P
    I wouldn't go above a 1050ti with that low quality PSU, any higher power draw would be concerning.


    This would be all I ever need. Thanks everyone for helping!
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