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Old 05-03-2009, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will my motherboard be able to handle a 1000 power watt supply, a GTX 295 x 2 1.7 gb 16 pcie video card?

My mother board is a : MSI K9A2 CF-F AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset DDR2/1066 Dual 16X PCIE SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

My system specs are:

* CAS: NZXT Zero 2 Crafted Series Steel Full Tower 420W Case [+31] (Black Color Trim)
* CASUPGRADE: 12in COLD CATHODE NEON LIGHT [+10] (BLUE COLOR)
* CS_FAN: Extra 3-Color Neon Light LED Case Fan [+5] (2 x Fans [+5])
* POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts Power Supplies [+109] (Sigma Monster Power Supply)
* CPU: AMD Phenom�II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+100]
* FAN: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) [+54]
* MOTHERBOARD: MSI K9A2 CF-F AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset DDR2/1066 Dual 16X PCIE SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio [-25]
* MEMORY: 8GB (4x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory [+79] (Corsair or Major Brand)

* VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX295 X2 1.7GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+470] (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA [+5])

* MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single

* HDD: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) with 2 Identical Hard Drives [+29] (500GB (250GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
* FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
* CD: (Special Price) LG 22X DVD�R/�RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color)
* CD2: (Special Price) LG 22X DVD�R/�RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color) [+6]
* SOUND: 3D WAVE ON-BOARD 5.1 SOUND CARD
* SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
* NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
* MODEM: NONE
* KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard (Black Color)
* MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
* TEMP: THERMAL TEMPERATURE LCD DISPLAY WITH 3X FAN CONTROLLER [+12] (BLACK COLOR)

* FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

* UPS: (Recommended) GigaByte Lightning Guardian Angel LAN Surge Protector [+29]
* USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
* OS: Microsoft� Windows Vista� Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
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Welcome to the forums Lonewolfe,

Yes your motherboard can handle it. I would be more worried about that PSU handling that GTX295:

http://www.techist.com/forums/f76/re...-guide-137927/

Sigma PSUs dont even get a mention in out guide, personally i havent heard of them - which is a bad sign already. I would recommend one of these instead (probably the second one):

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

This looks like a pre-built system, if you are willing to build it yourself, we can recommend a great build for your budget instead.
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This looks like a pre-built system, if you are willing to build it yourself, we can recommend a great build for your budget instead.
I think that's the build he already has, he's just wanting to upgrade.#

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Will my motherboard be able to handle a 1000 power watt supply, a GTX 295 x 2 1.7 gb 16 pcie video card?

My mother board is a : MSI K9A2 CF-F AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset DDR2/1066 Dual 16X PCIE SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

My system specs are:

* CAS: NZXT Zero 2 Crafted Series Steel Full Tower 420W Case [+31] (Black Color Trim)
* CASUPGRADE: 12in COLD CATHODE NEON LIGHT [+10] (BLUE COLOR)
* CS_FAN: Extra 3-Color Neon Light LED Case Fan [+5] (2 x Fans [+5])
* POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts Power Supplies [+109] (Sigma Monster Power Supply)
* CPU: AMD Phenom�II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+100]
* FAN: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) [+54]
* MOTHERBOARD: MSI K9A2 CF-F AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset DDR2/1066 Dual 16X PCIE SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio [-25]
* MEMORY: 8GB (4x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory [+79] (Corsair or Major Brand)

* VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX295 X2 1.7GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+470] (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA [+5])

* MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single

* HDD: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) with 2 Identical Hard Drives [+29] (500GB (250GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
* FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
* CD: (Special Price) LG 22X DVD�R/�RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color)
* CD2: (Special Price) LG 22X DVD�R/�RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color) [+6]
* SOUND: 3D WAVE ON-BOARD 5.1 SOUND CARD
* SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
* NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
* MODEM: NONE
* KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard (Black Color)
* MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
* TEMP: THERMAL TEMPERATURE LCD DISPLAY WITH 3X FAN CONTROLLER [+12] (BLACK COLOR)

* FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

* UPS: (Recommended) GigaByte Lightning Guardian Angel LAN Surge Protector [+29]
* USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
* OS: Microsoft� Windows Vista� Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
Using Cyberpower/ Ibuypower are we?

I'd recommend against that highly! Go build your own rig, and you'd be more satisfied.. It will work nonetheless, but shouldn't you get an SLI AMD board instead of a Crossfire board with a Dual GPU Card
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Build your own. You will be soo much happier.

I have never heard of that PSU brand before and would not trust it.

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i third or fourth the suggestion to build your own Pc, much better value for the price, and you gain experience.
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