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GPU Compatibility with PSU and ASUS Cm6850-07

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July 11, 2012 6:09:25 PM

Hello,

I am currently working with an ASUS CM6850-07 (http://www.asus.com/Desktop/Entertainment/Essentio_CM68...) and have decided it is time for a power supply and graphics upgrade so I will be able to play BF3 on ultra at 1080p.

I have decided to go with a GTX570 by MSI and a ZEPHY580MX 580W power supply.

Both found here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since I am new with upgrades and this sort of thing, I was wondering if someone could help me make sure these parts are all compatible with my system and case, and are also compatible with each other.
a b ) Power supply
July 11, 2012 6:13:58 PM

it should work fine, the new series of gpu's are alot less power hungry than the last

1 thing that i noticed though is that asus hasn't listed the internal size of the case, so the gpu may not fit... but it's 42CM long overall
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July 11, 2012 6:17:50 PM

Early today, I opened my case for the first time for a quick measurement and I could fit a whole ruler parallel with my PCI slot, nothing was blocking it either.

Again, sorry for being a "noob" but for my first upgrade I want to make sure it all goes smoothly.
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a b ) Power supply
July 11, 2012 6:25:28 PM

like a 30CM ruler? your good then :)  the longest i've seen is 11.5" so your doing okay
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July 11, 2012 7:16:58 PM

Alright so I know now they are compatible with my case and things.

Also, the GPU says power connection is 2 x 6pin, but the PSU is 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 8-Pin

Will this be an issue?
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a b ) Power supply
July 11, 2012 8:53:22 PM

is it a 6+2 or a solid 8 pin? you might be able to offset the 8 pin but i personally don't know (i dont have any PSU's with an 8 pin connector)
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July 12, 2012 12:47:14 AM

No, I will be ordering the PSU soon.

The GTX570 says I need a 550w PSU
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a b ) Power supply
July 12, 2012 2:05:53 AM

my GPU says i need a 500W psu, im running 400... those don't matter all that much
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