upgrading the graphics card of my Alienware Aurora ALX

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upgrading the graphics card of my Alienware Aurora ALX

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Hello all,

 

Not sure if this is the right area to be posting - first time really.

 

About 3 years ago I bought an Alienware Aurora ALX.

It has a 850 watt power supply unit.

It currently has a 2GB ATI Radeon HD 5970 video card, which I feel is probably now quite dated as my computer is starting to struggle with newer games.

 

I want to upgrade to the best card I can get to fit both within the case and within the PSU's capability - not sure if you can upgrade to a 1000w psu with the Alienware setups??

 

Also considering upgrading the RAM -I have 6 x 2gb DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz Memory.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

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  • Grab yourself a Nvidia GTX 680. Best card out ATM or a GTX 670 which is almost as good but $100 less. Ether will max out any game you can think of. Your PSU is fine and could even run two GTX 670s if you wanted to go that route.

    Don't touch the memory. You will not see any performance from doing so.

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  • I suggest the best (SINGLE) AMD 7xxx card you can afford. I recommend XFX brand (lifetime warranty). The Aurora 850w will run any available (again, single card solution).