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August 6, 2010 11:51:27 AM

Hey guys! I'd like to know if you get all the necessary power leads and that with your graphics card so when you get a graphics card you can just put it in or would i maybe have to get a new power supply aswell because mines is quite dated now anyway and only 600W... I thought about getting two 460's also but i think my motherboard doesn't support SLI, i don't know so i think i might just get the 5870..

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a c 125 U Graphics card
August 6, 2010 12:07:20 PM

What make and model is your power supply? Also what motherboard do you have?
August 6, 2010 12:08:29 PM

Ill try and open my pc..see it was a prebuilt one from Ebuyer..
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August 6, 2010 12:55:59 PM

Ok maker of powersupply is Zoostorm and the model is ZOO-G500HGP and the motherobard is made by Foxconn and the model is G31MX out of the 46GMX series..
August 6, 2010 12:59:11 PM

Hmm ;/
a c 125 U Graphics card
August 6, 2010 1:23:37 PM

Your motherboard only has one PCI-E lane so no SLI or Crossfire. I couldn't find any info on your PSU, could you look at the label on the PSU and see how many amps and watts it has on the +12V rail(s)?
a c 125 U Graphics card
August 6, 2010 1:45:11 PM

Is this: http://www.pcnextday.co.uk/products/ProductDetail.asp?P... your PSU?

If so then you'll need to buy a new PSU if you want to power a card like the HD5870. The PSU has most of its power on the +3.3V and +5V rails which isn't much good for todays PC's. Modern PSU's have almost all of there power on the +12V rail(s).
It does have 2 x PCI-E 6 pin connectors so it might power a GTX460, However I wouldn't risk it, Never heard of Zoostorm before.
August 6, 2010 1:50:21 PM

Yeah ,Ah okay...so this is gonna cost me more than i thought >.< Any recommendations on cheap motherboards which can handle the 775 socket quad cpu processors and also ofcourse offers SLI?
August 6, 2010 10:41:01 PM

Nah im forgetting that idea now.. keeping my same mobo but getting a 480 i think , a new PSU and new case and windows 7, because i think im better waiting till the new socket and cpu's come out next year instead of investing in an new dead socket..
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