Gtx 690 and i7 930 ?

Hi guys ! I am intending to buy a gtx 690 , and i was wondering if my i7 930 @ 2.80
will support the gtx (i bought it on 2010 ) ? and what the minimun power supply will i have to buy ?

*i have a 1920 x 1200 monitor .

Thanks
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  1. Minimum power requirement is 650 W. You will also need 2 x 8pin connectors to power the card. Your CPU should be fine, can always overclock it though! :)
  2. You definitely shouldn't see any bottlenecking - it's an excellent processor. Power-wise, your CPU is 130 watt TDP plus 300 for your card. Factoring in other components (and the fact that TDPs can be exceeded), I'd say 650 watts will be ample. Though obviously you'd want to be looking at at least 850 watts, probably 950 if you ever add another in SLI.
  3. e0turnerl said:
    You will also need 2 x 8pin connectors to power the card.


    This is a good point, I forgot to mention that! Silly Sam :-)
  4. ok,thanks guys ! one more question , i have a dx58so extreme motherboard ,its ok too right ?
  5. Looks fine to me :-)
  6. Only other thing to mention, check size and size of your current card - it's a long card so it needs to fit in your case!
  7. All x58 motherboards have Pci-E 2.0 so you are cool. Buy at least a 750W quality PSU. I would reccomend 850W from a reputable vendor. Also, a mild overclock on your CPU(3.2-3.4 GHz) is gonna do wonders.

    And do keep in mind that the GTX 690 needs a case with excellent ventilation.
  8. sam_p_lay said:
    Only other thing to mention, check size and size of your current card - it's a long card so it needs to fit in your case!


    Nice point ,i have a thermaltake v9 case , i will have to check if it will fit ! Thanks for reminding me !
  9. tiagosimk said:
    Nice point ,i have a thermaltake v9 case , i will have to check if it will fit ! Thanks for reminding me !


    Welcome - I've made that mistake myself trying to cram a 12" (300mm) 5970 into a NZXT Lexa :-)
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