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Compatibility of GA-880GM-USB3 Motherboard with Amd Radeon 7970 3gb graphic card. Also please Suggest suitable power supply.

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September 16, 2013 5:43:17 AM

i am upgrading my graphic card from HD 5670 to Radeon HD 7970 3gb . Can any one please help me with the compatibility check along with my existing gigabyte motherboard GA-880GM-USB3 Motherboard .
Can i use 7970 with this motherboard?
Also please suggest any good power supply.
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
a c 99 V Motherboard
September 16, 2013 8:27:13 AM

Yes. I'm assuming you don't have a power supply already? What's your budget for the power supply?
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September 17, 2013 4:00:17 AM

Hey thanks for your response....
i do have power supply right now but it wont be capable for handling7970 i guess...
I will go for 650 w so that it wont create much hassle in future...
Can you guys pls also ans my one more query like...
Do i need to purchase any high end cabinet for installing 7970 or it should be fine with the regular cabinet ?
Currently m having below cabinet (though worried about a 7970 card length)

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September 17, 2013 4:46:26 AM

Have u looked into my current cabinet ?
Is that fine because i personally think, its not having good ventilation ..
Reason being only 2 fan slots of 80 mm.
so thats y m confused.
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September 17, 2013 5:38:48 AM

Yes i think you are right...will upgrade to better gaming cabinet for long run.
Actually my frnd is coming from U.S and i told him to bring gigabyte hd 7970 oc version which is around 309 $ on amazon and alot cheaper than here.(here in India it cost around 500$)
so should i buy this from U.S as m concerned about the warranty that if something goes wrong will i able to claim it in india?Really not getting any ans on this.
Thanks again for prompt replies.:) )
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September 17, 2013 6:10:11 AM

Yeah write ..but m thinking to take that risk because its too much bargain...and m getting high end card in the price of mid range here in India.
Also my pet retailer is having bitfenix merc alpha ..so can i go for this or shinobi is the best investment?

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September 17, 2013 6:42:31 AM

How good is cooler master thunder 700w ?
Its cheap as per the requirements.
can i consider this?
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September 17, 2013 6:57:50 AM

Actually i cant find XFX power suppliea on my lical e-stores..
But Having an option of seasonic and corsair .
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September 17, 2013 8:12:23 AM




Thanks mate ...so now i will go with the following
Gigabyte hd radeon 7970 oc 3gb Ddr5 graphic card..
Seasonic psu 620(which u have listed)
Bitfenix Shinobi cabinet ...(thay we discussesed)

Can you pls also help me with the amount of fan i can use for good cooling with shinobi caninet?
So i will order it together...dont wanna take any chances with non-warranty 7970 .. :p 
Will use same retailer website for buying fans(for ur reference)
Once again really appreciate ur help.
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September 17, 2013 11:06:16 PM

Thanks dude ....i was about to ask you for those cabinets
But one this is comparebly bad with them if we compare it to shinobi..
like shinobi has more than two usb port in front.
and i use them pretty often for wireless mouse,controller,smartphone charging etc .so i was thinking like having more than 2 usb port in front will really help.

also one more reatailer has stock for shinobi though its not trusted one as flipkart for perfect delivery.
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September 18, 2013 2:15:56 AM

Yup it looks nice will go for that.
And buddy m still really confused about GTX 760 & AMD Radeon 7970(Non Ghz edition).
Which one i should go for because some bench marks says that GTX 760 is better than 7970 and some other way around

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU13/583

Please help me with this , i am having below three graphic cards in my mind right now (Included GTX 670 also)

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperClocked-Dual-Link-Graph...

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-N670OC-2GD-GeForce-Wi...

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Mini-Displayport-...

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September 18, 2013 10:21:38 AM

Thanks bro for your valuable feedback.
i will go with
NZXT phantom cabinet,sapphire 7970 oc with boost(three games free),and seasonic 620 w psu ..:) 
thanks once again :) )
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September 29, 2013 1:08:54 AM

nrick4u said:
i am upgrading my graphic card from HD 5670 to Radeon HD 7970 3gb . Can any one please help me with the compatibility check along with my existing gigabyte motherboard GA-880GM-USB3 Motherboard .
Can i use 7970 with this motherboard?
Also please suggest any good power supply.


Try this for power calculator
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
good luck
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