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Old 01-15-2016, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a Corsair 550VX with a ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 and well.. my signature rig.

i would like to upgrade my graphics card to a gtx 970

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NVODXR4/

will it work? will there be a bottleneck?

thanks,
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: upgrade to 970

It'll work, no bottleneck, just make sure to:

Download latest Nvidia drivers from their site
Uninstall ATI/AMD drivers
Use DDU to remove all ATI/AMD instances
Turn off PC, take old card out, install new card, fire up machine
Install new Nvidia drivers
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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is there any reason to go to amd cards?

a better product around this price?

just looking for powerful but not airplane taking off sound levels.
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Nope. You could go 380x or 390 but they put off a ton of heat and suck the juice.
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