View Full Version : Upgrading alienware aurora

03-20-2012, 11:08 PM
Hello everyone i have an alienware aurora that im looking to upgrade but im not sure what i should focus on...i know ill be buying a new gpu first but im not sure if my 525 watt psu will be enought to handle a gtx 570-580..Heres specs.

Proc: I5 2300 oc to 3.3
Gpu: 2 gts450s in sli
4gb ddr3 ram
Psu 525 watt
1tb harddrive
Not sure of my motherboard atm

So if i buy a gtx570 or 580 what shuld i plan to upgrade next to increase performance..

Oh and this rig is used for gaming btw

Thanks for any advice

03-20-2012, 11:48 PM
Oh also, my budget for this is about $500..thanks

03-21-2012, 01:28 AM
For shame... an expensive system like the Aurora and they throw in a 525W PSU?! Get at least 700W

03-21-2012, 02:00 AM
Yea the 525 psu was real dissapointing.. Do you think it could handle a card like the gtx 570 until i order a psu? Also what brand of psu would you recomend? Ive never installed one and im not sure of combatibilty issues also

03-21-2012, 08:21 AM
Nost power supplies are compatable these days..........and 525 would probally work if it has the plugs for the card.....just a little weak



http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp go here to check your PC

and here is a power supply that will work for you http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 a good 650W

03-25-2012, 10:27 PM
Two GTS 450s come in at 212W TDP. A single GTX 570 comes in at 219W TDP. Since the PSU likely is not old enough to sustain any significant deterioration, I would say you can risk the upgrade.

But yeah, seriously, a 525W PSU for an SLI system?? Stupid Alienware...