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Graphics Card - Motherboard Compatibility

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by theFAst0ne, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. theFAst0ne

    theFAst0ne Thread Starter

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    I have a XFX XG31i motherboard and am looking at buying the nVidia GTX 560 graphics card. Can anyone tell me if the card is compatible with the motherboard, or do I need to upgrade it as well?
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  2. gberger

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    It should be compatible, my only concern would be this is a double-height card so if you had something in the adjacent slot space could be an issue.
    A bigger concern is your power supply - does it have the required connectors and does it meet the power requirements of the card? It requires a 500w PSU, but you would be better off with a qood quality higher wattage unit.

    edit: it looks like it comes with the molex to six-pin adapters, but you still need four free molex connectors.
     
  3. theFAst0ne

    theFAst0ne Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your insight.
    I have a 500W PSU,and I'm sure it has the necessary connectors, but I also plan on buying a new cas as my current one is falling apart. When I buy a new one I'll ensure it has the correct PSU.
    Once again, thanks
     
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