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Old 06-14-2008, 02:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Couple Questions about Motherboards/Powersupplies

1. If i buy a Motherboard that is Micro ATX, Do i need to buy a micro ATX powersupply, or do i just look at the Power Pins? (20+4)

2. If I use a pci-e x16 video card, do i need to have a power supply with a pci-e connector?

3. If i buy a budget motherboard (PcChips), and i try to run a very high end game like Crysis, will my motherboard fry or something?

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AMD 4200+ AM2 2.2GHZ Dual Core Processor
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Nvidia 8600GTS 256MB Card
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480W Power Supply
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Default Re: Couple Questions about Motherboards/Powersupplies

1. No, unless its a MicroATX Case, Proof? My build, I have a uATX Board, but use a normal PSU and case

2. Not always, but the GPU you chose always requires a PSU connector (8600gts)

3. lol, no, only thing that will is possibly that PSU if its not a brand named one like Raidmax (refer to our PSU Guide)

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Thanks for the help, i appreciate it.
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