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Which of these 3 graphics card (GTX 760) will fit in my PC?

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September 12, 2013 3:13:51 AM

Hello everyone,

I've been looking for a new graphics card for a month now but yesterday I discovered that the one I was looking at (Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce OC 2GB) needed 600W minimum and my Corsair VX 550 Watt Power Supply only has 550 Watt.
( http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/psus/2008/05/06/corsai... )

Just for the record, this is my gaming system, it was pre build:

The casing is called: Coolstorm Sniper
http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/chassis/sniper/

These are the specs:

http://www.vergelijk.nl/desktop/mp/ultimate_gaming_i5_7...
(The page is written in Dutch (I live in the Netherlands) but let me just translate everything that is on the left side)
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Height: 500 mm
Depth: 220 mm
Width: 560 mm

Built-In Camera: No

BD interface type: SATA
LightScribe(technology): No
Kind of Optical Drive: DVD-RW

LAN with Cables: Yes
WLAN Connection: No

HDMI Ports: 0
USB 3.0 Ports: 0
IEEE 1394-/Firewire Ports: 1
DVI Port: 0
USB 2.0 Ports: 6
PS/2-Ports: 2
Microphone Line-In: Yes
Parallel Ports: 1
Speaker/Headphones/Line-Out: 1
VGA (D-SUB)Ports: 1
Serial Ports: 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports: 1

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

Including Monitor: No

Kind of casing: Tower

Audiochannels: 7.1

On board Graphics adapter: No

Integrated Video adapter: No
Graphics adapter chipset: NVIDIA (GTS 250 1GB)
Maximum memory graphics adapter: 1024 MB
Discrete Graphics Memory: 1024 MB

Floppy Drive: No
Total Hard drive space: 1000 GB
Installed hard drives: 1
Hard drive interface: SATA
Rotation speed: 5400 RPM

Maximum intern memory: 8GB
Intern memory type: DDR3-SDRAM
Intern memory: 4GB
Intern Memory (again): 4096 MB
Memory layout: 2x 2048 MB
Memory slots: 4
Memory layout (again): 2 x 2 GB

Multi Core Type: 4
Processor: i5-750
Processor Family: Intel Core i5
Amount of installed processors: 1
Processor Clock Speed: 2660 MHz
processor Clock Speed (again): 2.66 GHz
Frontside Bus Processor: 1333 MHz

Compatible memory cards: MicroSDHC, MiniSD, MMCmicro, SD, SDHC
Integrated Card reader: Yes

Power Supply: 550W (Note: the website is wrong)

Included TV tuner: No

Color: Black

SKU: ULTIMATE GAMING I5 7

I am using a dual monitor setup:
1x 1440x900
1x 1024x1024

I know all this information is a bit overkill, but that's why I made it a spoiler.
If you need more information, please say so!

I'm now looking at the GTX 760 ones, (The GTX 770 and GTX 760 don't have that much differences, right?) *Tell me if I am wrong!*

I was looking at these ones:
MSI N760 TF 2GD5/OC
Gigabyte GV-N760OC-2GD
MSI N760 Hawk (2GB)


Now I read that the MSI N760 hawk needs 2x 8 pin connectors and this is what my Power supply has:
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-One 55cm 20+4-pin ATX cable
-One 60cm 6-pin PCI-Express cable
-One 60cm 6+2-pin PCI-Express cable
-One 60cm 4+4-pin EPS 12V CPU cables
-Two SATA power cables with three connectors at 40cm, 55cm and 60cm
-Two Molex cables with three connectors at 40cm, 55cm and 60cm and a floppy power connector at 75cm.

I think at this point I won't be able to use a MSI 760 Hawk because I don't have 2x8 Power connectors (right?) *Correct me if I am wrong*
It's kind of a shame because the clock speed is higher than the other cards.

So now the choices I still have are the:
MSI N760 TF 2GD5/OC
Gigabyte GV-N760OC-2GD


These need 1x6 and 1x8 power connectors.
I have a 1x6(+2) Power connector not in use(the 1x6 is used by my current graphics card, the Nvidia GTS 250), but will that one work with the graphics cards listed above?

I don't really want to buy a new PSU, so could I use an adapter or something?
Overheating will probably not happen because I have 5 fans inside my casing.

Please help me out :) 

-Sander

EDIT: I am not really interested in overclocking. If you want to suggest any other cards like the EVGA GTX 760 one (Example), please do! (And of course tell me why it is better :) !)


September 12, 2013 3:39:17 AM

I'm now looking at the GTX 760 ones, (The GTX 770 and GTX 760 don't have that much differences, right?) *Tell me if I am wrong!*

There's a bit of a difference, not too much though.

I think at this point I won't be able to use a MSI 760 Hawk because I don't have 2x8 Power connectors (right?) *Correct me if I am wrong*

Nope you cant use that one.

It's kind of a shame because the clock speed is higher than the other cards.

*cough* MSI afterburner *cough*

I have a 1x6(+2) Power connector not in use(the 1x6 is used by my current graphics card, the Nvidia GTS 250), but will that one work with the graphics cards listed above?

You're fine.
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September 12, 2013 3:59:08 AM

Jonathan Sifleet said:
I'm now looking at the GTX 760 ones, (The GTX 770 and GTX 760 don't have that much differences, right?) *Tell me if I am wrong!*

There's a bit of a difference, not too much though.

I think at this point I won't be able to use a MSI 760 Hawk because I don't have 2x8 Power connectors (right?) *Correct me if I am wrong*

Nope you cant use that one.

It's kind of a shame because the clock speed is higher than the other cards.

*cough* MSI afterburner *cough*

I have a 1x6(+2) Power connector not in use(the 1x6 is used by my current graphics card, the Nvidia GTS 250), but will that one work with the graphics cards listed above?

You're fine.


Thank you for your answer.
I am still not sure about the pin connectors, though.
I have a 1x6 pin free, but I need a 1x8 .... but my 1x6 +2 is not the same as 1x8.


The 1x6 will be attached normally, but won't it cause problems with my 1x6+2 pin?
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September 12, 2013 4:07:04 AM

What do you think 1x6+2 is? 1*(6+2)= 8 ∴ 1x6+2= 1x8

x=* and vice versa.
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September 12, 2013 4:10:22 AM

Jonathan Sifleet said:
What do you think 1x6+2 is? 1*(6+2)= 8 ∴ 1x6+2= 1x8

x=* and vice versa.


Of course I know that :) .
But still, it's not an official 1x8 pin and I just want to be sure :) . But if you say that this will fit AND that it will work perfectly well, I will take your word for it. :)  Now I still have to decide what GTX 760 I am going to get :) 
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September 12, 2013 4:17:20 AM

It does work. It's much the same as the 20+4 motherboard connector, the CPU power connector (well 4+x).
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September 12, 2013 7:48:34 AM

@ sander ten brinke: There is no problem with the power supply, it is strong enough to run a GTX770, the graphics card makers overestimate their power requirements basically to cover their backsides-you'll be fine with it as long as you don't overclock too much.
The 6+2 connector is done for flexibility, the same connector can be used in either a 6 pin socket (by just pushing the little 2 pin piece aside) or in a 8 pin socket by holding the two pieces together and inserting them as one plug-hence the term "6+2" .
If the card you choose needs two 8 pin plugs it will almost certainly come with a 6-to-8-pin converter which will turn a 6 pin plug into an 8 pin one, they look like this BTW: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CB...
Given the fairly low resolution of the monitors I think a GTX760 would be the maximum you should aim for and a GTX650Ti Boost would be a even better choice, unless you intend to upgrade to a larger monitor fairly soon.
You should think about overclocking the CPU ;) 
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September 12, 2013 8:07:23 AM

Sander ten Brinke said:
Jonathan Sifleet said:
What do you think 1x6+2 is? 1*(6+2)= 8 ∴ 1x6+2= 1x8

x=* and vice versa.


Of course I know that :) .
But still, it's not an official 1x8 pin and I just want to be sure :) . But if you say that this will fit AND that it will work perfectly well, I will take your word for it. :)  Now I still have to decide what GTX 760 I am going to get :) 


They are pretty much all like that, so you have the option of using them as 6+6 if thats what the gpu requires or 6+8. I havent see a 8 pin that isnt a 6+2.
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