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June 9, 2014 6:06:47 PM

Hello, I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card but I cant find a lot of information by myself to see if my motherboard could support the graphics card I'm looking for. I'm hoping to get a Nvidia GTX 650 Ti.

I'm really not good with hardware so, hopefully this question makes sense. Thanks :) 
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June 9, 2014 6:09:25 PM

Yes it can you
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June 9, 2014 6:09:52 PM

All your motherboard has to do with the graphics card is to ensure there's a proper place to plug it in and as it says here: "One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)" you should be good. I would also verify that my Power Supply could handle the card as well, but assuming it's over 500watts and has the proper connector you should be okay.
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June 9, 2014 6:16:32 PM

Iron124 said:
All your motherboard has to do with the graphics card is to ensure there's a proper place to plug it in and as it says here: "One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)" you should be good. I would also verify that my Power Supply could handle the card as well, but assuming it's over 500watts and has the proper connector you should be okay.
Thanks for your answer, if you wouldn't mind I have another related question. Once I find what my PSU is, how would I find what cards are and if I have the right connector?

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June 9, 2014 6:22:32 PM

CCzar said:
Iron124 said:
All your motherboard has to do with the graphics card is to ensure there's a proper place to plug it in and as it says here: "One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)" you should be good. I would also verify that my Power Supply could handle the card as well, but assuming it's over 500watts and has the proper connector you should be okay.
Thanks for your answer, if you wouldn't mind I have another related question. Once I find what my PSU is, how would I find what cards are and if I have the right connector?



Once you know what your PSU is, it will normally have a list document online somewhere of the connectors it came with. If not, crack your case open and have a look. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti requires one 6-pin external power connector. These are fairly common on modern PSUs and if you don't have one, Molex to 6-pin adapters are available.
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June 9, 2014 7:17:49 PM

Iron124 said:
CCzar said:
Iron124 said:
All your motherboard has to do with the graphics card is to ensure there's a proper place to plug it in and as it says here: "One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)" you should be good. I would also verify that my Power Supply could handle the card as well, but assuming it's over 500watts and has the proper connector you should be okay.
Thanks for your answer, if you wouldn't mind I have another related question. Once I find what my PSU is, how would I find what cards are and if I have the right connector?



Once you know what your PSU is, it will normally have a list document online somewhere of the connectors it came with. If not, crack your case open and have a look. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti requires one 6-pin external power connector. These are fairly common on modern PSUs and if you don't have one, Molex to 6-pin adapters are available.
Sounds good! My PSU is 460w but it says that will be fine, I'm confused a little on the 6 pit adapter, would that be located near the PSU or GPU?

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June 9, 2014 7:30:06 PM

CCzar said:
Iron124 said:
CCzar said:
Iron124 said:
All your motherboard has to do with the graphics card is to ensure there's a proper place to plug it in and as it says here: "One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)" you should be good. I would also verify that my Power Supply could handle the card as well, but assuming it's over 500watts and has the proper connector you should be okay.
Thanks for your answer, if you wouldn't mind I have another related question. Once I find what my PSU is, how would I find what cards are and if I have the right connector?



Once you know what your PSU is, it will normally have a list document online somewhere of the connectors it came with. If not, crack your case open and have a look. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti requires one 6-pin external power connector. These are fairly common on modern PSUs and if you don't have one, Molex to 6-pin adapters are available.
Sounds good! My PSU is 460w but it says that will be fine, I'm confused a little on the 6 pit adapter, would that be located near the PSU or GPU?



The 6 pin adapter will come out of the power supply and plug into your graphics card.

Looks like this: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/images/6/6d/6pin_pcie.jp...
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June 9, 2014 8:35:04 PM

Iron124 said:
CCzar said:
Iron124 said:
CCzar said:
Iron124 said:
All your motherboard has to do with the graphics card is to ensure there's a proper place to plug it in and as it says here: "One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)" you should be good. I would also verify that my Power Supply could handle the card as well, but assuming it's over 500watts and has the proper connector you should be okay.
Thanks for your answer, if you wouldn't mind I have another related question. Once I find what my PSU is, how would I find what cards are and if I have the right connector?





Once you know what your PSU is, it will normally have a list document online somewhere of the connectors it came with. If not, crack your case open and have a look. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti requires one 6-pin external power connector. These are fairly common on modern PSUs and if you don't have one, Molex to 6-pin adapters are available.
Sounds good! My PSU is 460w but it says that will be fine, I'm confused a little on the 6 pit adapter, would that be located near the PSU or GPU?



The 6 pin adapter will come out of the power supply and plug into your graphics card.

Looks like this: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/images/6/6d/6pin_pcie.jp...


Awesome! I think I'm ready, gonna buy this card from a local store tomorrow, I'd I understood everything you told me correctly It should be compatible with both my motherboard and PSU :)  Thanks a lot for your help!
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