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GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 + dual gtx560, is it possible?

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July 20, 2012 5:33:14 PM

Hello,
so I'm working on my first build:
AMD FX 8-core 8120
GA-970a-D3
corsair VENGANCE 8GB (2 x 4GB)
thermaltake 600 Watt PSU
thermaltake V6 balck AMD edition

my big question is: can my motherboard deal with the two 560's? also, will i have to upgrade my PSU?

More about : gigabyte 970a dual gtx560

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July 20, 2012 6:31:26 PM

No your board has the second PCIe X16 slot @ X4 speed which does not support SLI!
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July 21, 2012 1:24:44 AM

ok (-_-'), thanks!
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July 21, 2012 2:10:18 AM

Also, Thermaltake's PSU's are cheap and fail under load... and certainly 2 GTX 560's would max out it's capacity and could cause it to blow other system components when it fails.
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July 22, 2012 7:29:11 PM

what is a good PSU? also, is the gtx560 a good graphics card? it's my first graphics card and im paying 120 bucks for it, i mean, is it gonna get me far with 3d design and some gaming?
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a c 373 À AMD
July 22, 2012 7:38:44 PM

It is a good card for your uses. Gaming wise it will handle most things well up to 1080P resolution. TT PSU if you already have it will handle a single card fine but better brands are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, Enermax, XFX or OCZ to name few.
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July 23, 2012 2:06:12 AM

Best answer selected by Leosaurus rex.
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July 23, 2012 2:06:41 AM

ok thanks dude!!!! thats good cuz i bought the card 2 days ago :p  just wanted to make sure i got a good deal XD
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April 3, 2013 8:10:05 PM

rolli59 said:
No your board has the second PCIe X16 slot @ X4 speed which does not support SLI!


I have this same board and what your saying is that the first slot is x16 and the second is x4 that I can't run two ati 7850's. Do they both need to be x16?

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