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Old 07-28-2011, 07:00 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, 07:13 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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It's a MIOS KY500ATX. 500 watts I guess.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:35 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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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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What would I be looking for in a good PSU?
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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*READ FIRST* Updated Power supply guide
First post is tech info, 2nd post is suggested brands.



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