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November 25, 2012 7:45:56 PM

Hello,

I was recently gifted this desktop, which I plan to improve to the best of my ability, but I'm afraid that the motherboard will give me problems along the way.

I just had a few questions that I couldn't find any answers for.

1) Are there any limitations to what GPU I can attach to my motherboard, aside from the connections?

The motherboard in question is the "MSI MS-7788 H61M-P31"(http://www.mediaforte.com.my/detail.php?category=Mother...)

The GPU I wanted to put in it is the "GeForce GTX 650 Ti"
Now, the connections and all seem to fit, but what worries me is that my current GPU has 2Gb DDR3 but the GTX 650 Ti comes with 1Gb DDR5. Could that cause any issues?

2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-116-... is the CPU I planned to purchase. I just wanted to ask, in case I made any stupid mistakes when picking it, but as far as I know, the socket matches.

3) http://www.ebuyer.com/342351-crucial-8gb-ddr3-1333mhz-b... is the RAM I planned to purchase. Would there be any problems with that?

4) The current PSU only gives out 350W, should that be replaced as well?
(http://www.itbankeurope.com/FSP350-50GMN_/ is the current one)

I'm still very new to this, so I apologize if any of these questions are overly stupid, but I would appreciate any help.
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November 25, 2012 8:03:19 PM

A corsair or antec 650w bronze ps is what you will need. Even 500w may be enough in one of those brands.
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November 25, 2012 8:47:05 PM

The important question to ask is; what do you use your pc for? Because that is a powerful cpu but a weak gpu. If this is for gaming, go with an i5 and a better gpu. The i7 is not going make any difference in games. You can run any modern gpu on the market with that mobo. For the cpu, you could go with the non k version since you can't overclock on that mobo. Ram is fine. You will need a bigger psu. A good quality 400w is enough, 650w is enough for a 690.
November 26, 2012 11:52:49 AM

k1114 said:
The important question to ask is; what do you use your pc for? Because that is a powerful cpu but a weak gpu. If this is for gaming, go with an i5 and a better gpu. The i7 is not going make any difference in games. You can run any modern gpu on the market with that mobo. For the cpu, you could go with the non k version since you can't overclock on that mobo. Ram is fine. You will need a bigger psu. A good quality 400w is enough, 650w is enough for a 690.

Alright, thanks for the help. I'll look into picking out another GPU then.
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