[SOLVED] Compatible GPU upgrade for Alienware Aurora R4?

Jan 3, 2020
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Hello,

I have an Alienware Aurora R4 desktop I bought in 2015 with a GTX 680 2GB gpu, and really want to replace it. I have 16GB ram and an i7 CPU, so I only feel like the GPU is lagging behind. Is there anything I need to be weary of when replacing the card? I believe I have a pretty powerful PSU (I have liquid cooling), but I haven't checked the exact wattage yet. Any recommendations?

Thanks a lot!
 
Thanks for the quick reply!

I'm going to check my PSU today but searching online it looks like it's probably 875W.

My CPU is:
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4820K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3701 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
With that CPU.....I wouldn't go above an RTX 2060 on this list.
....but if you are gaming at 1080p (1920x1080) then you don't need to go that high.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html
 
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Jan 3, 2020
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Thanks for the quick reply!

I'm going to check my PSU today but searching online it looks like it's probably 875W.

My CPU is:
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4820K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3701 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
 

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Hello,

I have an Alienware Aurora R4 desktop I bought in 2015 with a GTX 680 2GB gpu, and really want to replace it. I have 16GB ram and an i7 CPU, so I only feel like the GPU is lagging behind. Is there anything I need to be weary of when replacing the card? I believe I have a pretty powerful PSU (I have liquid cooling), but I haven't checked the exact wattage yet. Any recommendations?

Thanks a lot!
What's your budget?
Get a 1660 Super or Ti if your PSU and case allows it.
1660 Ti 1830Mhz boost 280$: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GeForce-GTX-1660-Ti/dp/B07N824KNV/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=1660+ti&qid=1578081420&sr=8-1
 
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Thanks for the quick reply!

I'm going to check my PSU today but searching online it looks like it's probably 875W.

My CPU is:
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4820K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3701 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
With that CPU.....I wouldn't go above an RTX 2060 on this list.
....but if you are gaming at 1080p (1920x1080) then you don't need to go that high.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html
 
Reactions: somedude42

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