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Will a Nvidia GTS 250 Fit?

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September 4, 2013 11:05:29 AM

WIll a nvidia GTS 250 fit on a AsRock Extreme4 970, if so, will I need an adapter for my PSU to make it 6 pin?

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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 11:10:37 AM

Depends on the power supply and the rest of your specs.
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September 4, 2013 11:14:37 AM

Specs: 450 Watt PSU
FX 4130
A large Case (Not Worried)
Windows 7
Anything else needed?
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 11:20:24 AM

Do you have specifics of the power supply?

Also, if the board has a PCI Express x16 it should work fine.
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September 4, 2013 11:24:22 AM

Ok great. I'll copy and paste. I will need a molex to 6 pin connector.

Maximum Power
450W
Fans
2 x 80mm Fans
Main Connector
20+4Pin
+12V Rails
Single
PCI-Express Connector
No
SATA Power Connector
1
SLI
No
CrossFire
No
Modular
No
Efficiency
Up to 75%
Over Voltage Protection
Yes
Overload Protection
Yes
Input Voltage
100 - 240 V
Input Frequency Range
50/60 Hz
Input Current
10A
Output
+3.3V@28A, +5V@34A, +12V@21A, -5V@0.5A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.0A
Approvals
UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CB
Dimensions
6.5" x 3.5" x 6"

Features
Connectors
1x main connector (20+4 Pin)
3x peripheral
3x SATA
1x Floppy
1x 8 Pin Power Connector (can be splitted into 2 x 4 pins)
Features
Power Material: SECC Steel
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 12:24:02 PM

Hi,
I'm curious about what it is you are doing. Maybe we could help more.

Is somebody giving you the GTS 250?
Do you have an existing graphics card?

The GTS 250 is comparable to an HD7750. You can actually buy an HD7770 which is not only better but comes with your choice of a FREE GAME (Bronze Package):
http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amds-groundb...

This HD7770 would be far quieter and a big improvement: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

**The 6-pin to 4-pin adapter cable is included with the above card**

So, for $90 after rebate you can get the above card and ONE of these games:

Deus Ex Human Revolution™
DiRT® 3
DiRT® Showdown
Far Cry® 3
Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon
Sleeping Dogs™

One of the Dirt games would run great (FC3 and Sleeping Dogs really need a better card).

*I didn't recommend an HD7750 that doesn't require a 6-pin connector for these reasons:
1) Your power supply should handle the HD7770 with an adapter, and
2) The HD7770 is much better but there's little price difference.
3) No free game.

Cheers.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 12:33:24 PM

Personally I do not believe that power supply is enough for your comptuer. It seems like an old model. There are not enough amps on the 12V rail to run the graphics card.
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September 4, 2013 12:41:16 PM

Ok thanks, planning on upgrading anyways to a crossair builders series 500v. I don't mind the noise, and yes i'm getting the card at a discounted price (30 bucks). I have a raedon 6450, which is silent, but is a terrible card.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 12:42:43 PM

I've actually seen GTS250's on Tigerdirect new for less than $50. Its a good buy at that price.
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September 4, 2013 12:50:32 PM

Is it 1 gb? Mine in EVGA too and 1 gb.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 1:03:38 PM

Deemo13 said:
I've actually seen GTS250's on Tigerdirect new for less than $50. Its a good buy at that price.


Depends what you mean by "good buy"; the HD7770 costs about $40 more after rebate and:
1) Free game (see list above) about $30 to $45 value.
2) More processing in general.
3) DX11 (GTS 250 DX10 only)
4) Runs quieter

The free game alone closes the gap to almost nothing, and if you don't like any of the games you might be able to sell one (it's just a code for download).

Power Supply:
The Antec VP-450 has really great reviews and costs about $40. It's a 450W PSU as well but much better and comes with a 6-pin connector for graphics cards.

As for your current Power Supply, I'm not certain if it would work or not with the adapter.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 1:23:11 PM

photonboy said:
Deemo13 said:
I've actually seen GTS250's on Tigerdirect new for less than $50. Its a good buy at that price.


Depends what you mean by "good buy"; the HD7770 costs about $40 more after rebate and:
1) Free game (see list above) about $30 to $45 value.
2) More processing in general.
3) DX11 (GTS 250 DX10 only)
4) Runs quieter

The free game alone closes the gap to almost nothing, and if you don't like any of the games you might be able to sell one (it's just a code for download).

Power Supply:
The Antec VP-450 has really great reviews and costs about $40. It's a 450W PSU as well but much better and comes with a 6-pin connector for graphics cards.

As for your current Power Supply, I'm not certain if it would work or not with the adapter.


This is true. I just saw it today for $45 and figured it was a pretty good buy considering the raw performance of the card. I have a very similar model to this paired with a Celeron G530, and I can play Skyrim and other games quite well. Its a spare computer though, and I dont use it much.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 1:52:02 PM

POWER SUPPLY:
*I believe your 450W is sufficient for the HD7770 I recommended (with included 6-pin to 4-pin adapter):

The FX-4130 has a TDP of 125W. TDP stands for Thermal Design Point. The actual Wattage used would be below this, though I don't know by how much. I'd need to look further.

The CPU (max) is 125W.
The Graphics card max is 100W (I found the exact number for an OC'd HD7770).

This is 225W. The formula to calculate Amperage is Power (W) = Voltage (V) x Current (A), thus:

A = 225W/12V = 18.75A

Your board supports 21A and appears that it would work, but I wouldn't recommend overclocking the CPU. The power output of the PSU can slowly degrade.

I'm willing to bet it would actually work fine provided the actual CPU usage doesn't exceed 100Watts. I'm not saying I would personally do it, just that it probably would work. Take that information for what it is.

So, in less I've made a mistake (very possible), you should be okay if you don't overclock that CPU.

*Please no negative comments, but have I made any mistakes?
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September 4, 2013 2:00:08 PM

No, I didn't overclock it, and my processor is fx 4130 using stock.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 2:08:30 PM

photonboy said:
POWER SUPPLY:
*I believe your 450W is sufficient for the HD7770 I recommended (with included 6-pin to 4-pin adapter):

The FX-4130 has a TDP of 125W. TDP stands for Thermal Design Point. The actual Wattage used would be below this, though I don't know by how much. I'd need to look further.

The CPU (max) is 125W.
The Graphics card max is 100W (I found the exact number for an OC'd HD7770).

This is 125W. The formula to calculate Amperage is Power (W) = Voltage (V) x Current (A), thus:

A = 125W/12V = 18.75A

Your board supports 21A and appears that it would work, but I wouldn't recommend overclocking the CPU. The power output of the PSU can slowly degrade.

I'm willing to bet it would actually work. I'm not saying I would personally do it, just that it probably would work. Take that information for what it is.

So, in less I've made a mistake (very possible), you should be okay if you don't overclock that CPU.

*Please no negative comments, but have I made any mistakes?


This is pretty accurate, but the power supply might be old, and it might also not be of good quality. This could result in problems later in the build. Its cutting it close. If the power supply is old, the capacitors will have aged and it might not deliver the full power it was supposed to when it came from the factory.

You can also tell it is an older and lower quality unit, as there are alot of amps on the 5V rail, and a comparatively low amount of 12V amperage. This is because back in the day, components used 5V power as opposed to today's 12V.

I'm not saying that the power supply wouldnt run it, I am just saying its a risk I wouldnt take.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 2:09:58 PM

photonboy said:
POWER SUPPLY:
*I believe your 450W is sufficient for the HD7770 I recommended (with included 6-pin to 4-pin adapter):

The FX-4130 has a TDP of 125W. TDP stands for Thermal Design Point. The actual Wattage used would be below this, though I don't know by how much. I'd need to look further.

The CPU (max) is 125W.
The Graphics card max is 100W (I found the exact number for an OC'd HD7770).

This is 125W. The formula to calculate Amperage is Power (W) = Voltage (V) x Current (A), thus:

A = 125W/12V = 18.75A

Your board supports 21A and appears that it would work, but I wouldn't recommend overclocking the CPU. The power output of the PSU can slowly degrade.

I'm willing to bet it would actually work. I'm not saying I would personally do it, just that it probably would work. Take that information for what it is.

So, in less I've made a mistake (very possible), you should be okay if you don't overclock that CPU.

*Please no negative comments, but have I made any mistakes?


This is pretty accurate, but the power supply might be old, and it might also not be of good quality. This could result in problems later in the build. Its cutting it close. If the power supply is old, the capacitors will have aged and it might not deliver the full power it was supposed to when it came from the factory.

You can also tell it is an older and lower quality unit, as there are alot of amps on the 5V rail, and a comparatively low amount of 12V amperage. This is because back in the day, components used 5V power as opposed to today's 12V.

I'm not saying that the power supply wouldnt run it, I am just saying its a risk I wouldnt take.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 2:23:09 PM

Deemo13 said:
photonboy said:
POWER SUPPLY:
*I believe your 450W is sufficient for the HD7770 I recommended (with included 6-pin to 4-pin adapter):

The FX-4130 has a TDP of 125W. TDP stands for Thermal Design Point. The actual Wattage used would be below this, though I don't know by how much. I'd need to look further.

The CPU (max) is 125W.
The Graphics card max is 100W (I found the exact number for an OC'd HD7770).

This is 125W. The formula to calculate Amperage is Power (W) = Voltage (V) x Current (A), thus:

A = 125W/12V = 18.75A

Your board supports 21A and appears that it would work, but I wouldn't recommend overclocking the CPU. The power output of the PSU can slowly degrade.

I'm willing to bet it would actually work. I'm not saying I would personally do it, just that it probably would work. Take that information for what it is.

So, in less I've made a mistake (very possible), you should be okay if you don't overclock that CPU.

*Please no negative comments, but have I made any mistakes?


This is pretty accurate, but the power supply might be old, and it might also not be of good quality. This could result in problems later in the build. Its cutting it close. If the power supply is old, the capacitors will have aged and it might not deliver the full power it was supposed to when it came from the factory.

You can also tell it is an older and lower quality unit, as there are alot of amps on the 5V rail, and a comparatively low amount of 12V amperage. This is because back in the day, components used 5V power as opposed to today's 12V.

I'm not saying that the power supply wouldnt run it, I am just saying its a risk I wouldnt take.


I think we're basically in agreement.

It's too close. I really can't recommend the HD7770, however I'm pretty sure the GTS 250 uses MORE POWER than the HD7770.

I found a review I could use to calculate actual power usage (subtracted SLI load to single-card load). My results for that card were:

GTS 250 max power: 112 Watts. (versus HD7770 at 100Watts which as we've shown MAY have worked)
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 3:14:47 PM

We are pretty much in agreement here, its cutting it close.
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September 4, 2013 3:25:54 PM

Ok, before I can pick a solution, I'm on a tight budget, can anyone recommend a psu that WILL Work? Preferably ~25
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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2013 5:39:46 PM

In the US? The cheapest one I will recommend is this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$25 will just get you another sub-par one.
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September 4, 2013 6:58:38 PM

So basically, I have a chance of running the GTS 250, but might not work. I previously had a 250W dell that supported the 6450, but I will use a Molex x2 to Pin 6 to try it out, i'll post the results in the near future when I finish the build. No, I don't plan on overclocking, and if I did it would be minuscule, just trying to make a budget GAming PC for my son.
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