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Old 07-28-2011, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm planning on getting a new GPU for a desktop of mine, but I'm a little confused. The motherboard I'm using is an Intel D945GTP. Would I be able to put in something like a GTX 560 Ti? Or is there another card you'd recommend? I'll be using the computer for a lot of stuff,watching movies, gaming, editing, xbox recording, etc.

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Old 07-28-2011, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your mobo has (1) pci-e X16 slot so the 560 Ti should work if your power supply can handle it. What is the Make, Model and Wattage of your power supply?

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Old 07-28-2011, 06:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a MIOS KY500ATX. 500 watts I guess.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hard to say, theoretically your psu can support the new video card but because of the cheap quality, it could also blow up.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Agreed. To be safe, get a better PSU, or a lower card like a GTX 550 ti or maybe a GTX 560 (no ti).

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Old 07-28-2011, 08:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What would I be looking for in a good PSU?
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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*READ FIRST* Updated Power supply guide
First post is tech info, 2nd post is suggested brands.

(On an unrelated note, what happened to the text identifying buttons on the new quick reply)
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

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I ended up getting a Zotac GTX 570 and a tx750. Runs great, thanks

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