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Motherboard and Graphics card question

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  1. cladstation

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    Hello

    i have this Motherboard in my computer :

    MSI P67A-C43 B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel P67 Express, DDR3 2133MHz (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, Gigabit LAN, 1 x PCI-Express x16, USB 3.0

    As of now i have a ( Geforce GTX 560 Ti ) and i would like to buy a new graphics card for my PC ...

    i was wondering what Ge-Force Graphics card can i buy ? cause i don't want to buy a graphics card and it's not compatible :)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. flavallee

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    What's the brand name and model number and wattage of the power supply in that computer?

    Is your intent to use that computer for gaming?

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  4. flavallee

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    The GeForce GTX 560 Ti uses 170 watts and has an average benchmark score of 3542.

    The GeForce GTX 960 uses 120 watts and has an average benchmark score of 5971.

    You're switching to a graphic card that uses less wattage and has a much higher benchmark score. :)

    Both graphic cards also use the same NVIDIA driver. :)

    The MSI P67A-C43 B3 motherboard's support site doesn't have a list of compatible graphic cards, but I don't see a problem with the one you selected.

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  5. cladstation

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    thanks for the quick answer :)
    here is an other question ...what about prosessors ? is it the same thing ? would a I7 work in my motherboard ?
     
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    The Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30 GHz processor that your computer has uses 95 watts and has an average benchmark score of 6461.

    The Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50 GHz processor that crjdriver suggested uses 77 watts and has an average benchmark score of 9592.

    Making the upgrade would make a big difference in speed and performance.

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