View Full Version : Upgrading alienware aurora
03-20-2012, 10:08 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
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, 10:48 PM
Oh also, my budget for this is about $500..thanks
03-21-2012, 12:28 AM
For shame... an expensive system like the Aurora and they throw in a 525W PSU?! Get at least 700W
03-21-2012, 01:00 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, 07:21 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, 09:27 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...
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