right now i'm running a
750 WATT OEM ATX PSU
i want to upgrade to a GTX 260 but in order to get the full potential out of it i have to buy a new processor. in the future i plan to upgrade to a 790 board with ddr3 but if i get a gtx 260 i want to have them sli eventually.
Can i run this with 750?
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
COOLER MASTER v8
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked
EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked (sli)
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX
with my 2 dvd drives, 320 gb HDD, With the Alienware Predator Chasis (lights)
Razer Mouse/keyboard (lights)
if i cannot run this with 750 can i run GTS 250 in sli? if i can which ones, 512 or 1gb
if i can't run those i'll probably just buy another 9600 gt superclock and sli those.
thanks guys please help me out
When i buy a second card for sli. do all of the specs have to match up, 512mb and 1 gb, or do i have to have 512 and 512?
could you give the 12v output on that 750 watt or the full specifications that are on the label on the power supply,the thing is not all power supplies are made equal some are crap some are excellent it just depends on who the manufacturer is
there are few amd am3 boards that can sli
its recommended that sli/crossfire specs are the same but its not critical it just means that the better card will default to the lower cards specs
The motherboard does not support sli as it is an amd/ati chipset. The nvidia chipset for amd chipsets are just not good. Also post you power supply model and specs so that we can see if it is capable, which right now I am doubting as it is a no name PSU. also post the resolution you will be using. GTX 260' cost about $200 which is not worth the money. 5770's that perform similarly are priced at around $160 and have more features notably DX11. This one is under $140 and overclocks very well.
Well that's what i was doing, I'm adding all of these things later but that will be my rig in the future. Right now I'm running a 9550, 780 mobo, ddr2 ram, 9600 gt. i was trying to figure what i should upgrade with so that i can future proof my system. The 5850 is way out of my price range lol.
I'm getting 1 5770, and then I'll be getting a phenom II since my MOBO is AM2+. Eventually I'll be upgrading to a 64 bit system and getting a new motherboard with ddr3 ram. When i need better graphic performance I'll just add another 5770. I'm running a 9550 that will bottleneck my graphic card it would be a waste to upgrade to a 5850 without getting a new processor.