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I am wondering how can I find out if my motherboard/power supply is compatible with a new video card.

Lately i've been considering on buying a GTX 760 4GB GDDR5. I am wondering if it is compatible with my motherboard. I am not sure what my mother board model is but it is a Maximus Formula. It is currently holding A HIS Radeon HD 3800 series video card. I am not sure what my power supply is because I don't know how to find out. I have a feeling I might need a new power supply. I would also like to know how many watts a new power supply might need to have if I need to buy one. Thanks for the help!
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  1. Without model numbers it will be very iffy. The PSU should be easy to spot. The MB will take some looking.
  2. Is it possible to know what kind of PSU i should have if im upgrading to that video card?
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    A 760 needs about 175w at full load. A good, solid psu from Corsair (TX), XFX, Seasonic or Antec in the area of 500-550w will be more than enough for a single card.

    As an aside - unless you are planning to run higher than 1080p (1920x1080), save yourself some $$ and get the 2gb version of the card. Also, if you plan to upgrade to SLI or a larger card, add another 200w to the psu now, rather than having to purchase twice.

    Mark
  4. markwp said:
    A 760 needs about 175w at full load. A good, solid psu from Corsair (TX), XFX, Seasonic or Antec in the area of 500-550w will be more than enough for a single card.

    As an aside - unless you are planning to run higher than 1080p (1920x1080), save yourself some $$ and get the 2gb version of the card. Also, if you plan to upgrade to SLI or a larger card, add another 200w to the psu now, rather than having to purchase twice.

    Mark

    thanks!
  5. You're welcome!
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