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

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January 22, 2014 1:58:48 PM

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!
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
January 22, 2014 2:07:35 PM

Without model numbers it will be very iffy. The PSU should be easy to spot. The MB will take some looking.
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January 22, 2014 2:19:33 PM

Is it possible to know what kind of PSU i should have if im upgrading to that video card?
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
a c 102 V Motherboard
January 22, 2014 2:39:35 PM

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.

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January 22, 2014 9:34:22 PM

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!
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a b U Graphics card
a c 102 V Motherboard
January 23, 2014 5:16:17 AM

You're welcome!
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