PLZ HELP!!!!

Hello,
I have a question about combatibility!
I have the ASUS IV Formula mobo, with Phenom x6 1090T! i want to buy a GPU to complete my pc.I have ordered the MSI R5770 Hawk!A friend told me, that MSI isn't supported by the mobo! Is it true???
If yes, could you tell me a good GPU??My price range is 200 euros.
Thanks in advance:)
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  1. There are no restrictions on GPU brand with motherboards... that will work fine.
  2. Transmaniacon said:
    There are no restrictions on GPU brand with motherboards... that will work fine.


    +1

    The only thing that matters is that it's pci-express and that your power supply can power it.
  3. Thank you very much!!!For a moment i was really worried!!!i am going to throw a lot of money on this rig and i don't want something to go wrong!
    one last question, could you tell me, how many watts my PSU should be??
    pc specs are:
    Motherboard: Asus Formula IV
    CPU:Phenom x6 1090T
    GPU(thanks to your reply:) ) :MSI R5770 Hawk
    Cooler:Corsair H50 hydro cooling
    HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
    Case:CoolerMaster HAF 932 AMD Edition
    RAM: Corsair 4GB xms 1333 Ram-Kit

    I have chosen a Silverstone Element 650W PSU
    Do that rig needs more watts?

    ps:I hope i won't have to spend more money 1200 euros are enough:P after all i am 16 years old!!My funds are not unlimited :sarcastic:
  4. Nah that PSU will be just fine, you may want to look into a different CPU cooler. Good air cooling beats that mediocre water cooling. The CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ is a great choice and you can find it for like $30.
  5. That PSU is fine. I'm not a fan of MSI GPU's though.

    If you ever have an issue, their customer support is so nonexistent that you'd have a better chance of a having a replacement GPU show up on your doorstep due to a newegg shipping error than getting an actual replacement from them.
  6. I have read some great reviews about the H50 so that's why i wanted that one!!I need that rig for gaming (extreme gaming if the GPU can handle it:P )
    About air-cooling, H50 in many reviews beats most air-coolers but if i had to choose an air cooler i would pick the V10:P
  7. ps:banthracis, thanks for your tip, but if the 5770 Hawk has good performance, i am willing to take that risk
  8. The H50 is budget water cooling. Water cooling done right is in the neighbor of $300-500... A good CPU cooler, say the Megahelms, will beat the H50 and do so without risking your new computer with "budget water cooling".

    Take a look at www.frostytech.com to see the top rated coolers.
  9. so, lets forget the H50! thank you very much!!so megahelms or v10??i have heard great stuff from those 2! btw. i don't care about the noise as long as i can bear it:P
  10. I personally would go with the Prolimatech Megahelms or the Noctua D14. Both are great coolers, and you can use a push/pull setup with the fans to maximize cooling.
  11. by accident i saw a model almost identical with Megahelms, the Mega Shadow
    Differences??i thing i will go with Megahelms (or mega shadow, depending on its performance:P)
    I might be wrong, but i think those coolers aren't supported by the AM3 socket:S
  12. Ah yea the megahelms is only Intel.

    The Noctua D14 is a great cooler, but kind of pricy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018&Tpk=d14

    I would suggest the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+, its a popular choice here at Tom's.
  13. i find the Hyper 212+ kindaaaa weak..i mean it's too small:P
    also the noctua is indeed pricy, i think i will go with the mega shadow, as long as i can find an AM3 bracket
  14. The Hyper is actually on the large side...

    I have never heard of the "Mega Shadow", check the reviews on frostytech first.
  15. it's a model after megahelms, it's the same concept but sth like special edition
    so expect that the results are slightly improved. i will stick to that and i am goin to buy a AM3 bracket.Any other stuff i should change in my rig?
  16. garfield_94 said:
    it's a model after megahelms, it's the same concept but sth like special edition
    so expect that the results are slightly improved. i will stick to that and i am goin to buy a AM3 bracket.Any other stuff i should change in my rig?

    You could save yourself some $ and buy a Scythe Mugen 2 rev.b it performs very close to the Prolimatechs at half the cost.
    Plus it comes with a silent high-quality fan add another fan the same kind and you'll do very well.
    The Prolimatechs are the best but don't come with fans.
    Currently they only make the Megahalems and Armageddon.Megashadows is discontinued.
    I would also consider the Thermalright Venomous X-RT which comes with a fan and performs only 1C less then the Megahalems.
    Any of these units would perform quite well when cpu is oc'd.
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