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January 31, 2013 8:32:00 PM

I have a ASUS P8Z68-V LX and i'm planning on upgrading to a GTX 670 FTW from EVGA. I was wondering if the 2 pieces are compatible. Things like these have always confused me...

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

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


If they are compatible will there be a performance decrease?
if they aren't compatible can anybody recommend the best graphics card that can fit that main-board? (less than 400 w/tax)

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January 31, 2013 8:51:30 PM
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Hi. Your motherboard has a PCI Express X16 slot so they're compatible. Just make sure you have a quality PSU for the upgrade.
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January 31, 2013 8:52:51 PM

PirateGaming said:
I have a ASUS P8Z68-V LX and i'm planning on upgrading to a GTX 670 FTW from EVGA. I was wondering if the 2 pieces are compatible. Things like these have always confused me...

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

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


If they are compatible will there be a performance decrease?
if they aren't compatible can anybody recommend the best graphics card that can fit that main-board? (less than 400 w/tax)


It is compatible. The MOBO link sent me to a refurb board. Don't buy refurb as your warranty is usually 30-90 days instead of 1-3 years.
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January 31, 2013 9:00:43 PM

jnkweaver said:
It is compatible. The MOBO link sent me to a refurb board. Don't buy refurb as your warranty is usually 30-90 days instead of 1-3 years.


I was double checking my mobo stats and forgot to update the link, i did notice it was a refurb board, i bought mine brand new
January 31, 2013 9:01:38 PM

johnsonjohnson said:
Hi. Your motherboard has a PCI Express X16 slot so they're compatible. Just make sure you have a quality PSU for the upgrade.



650W, one 12v+ rail w/ 38A good 'nuff?
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January 31, 2013 9:07:05 PM

PirateGaming said:
650W, one 12v+ rail w/ 38A good 'nuff?


What brand is that? The specs are right.
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January 31, 2013 9:17:51 PM

PirateGaming said:
It is from ULTRA, their LSP series. here is a direct link:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Ouch! Ultra doesn't make their own psus they have like 7 different manufacturers. Yours is made by Andyson which isn't the greatest (hence the low price).

The 660TI should work but next time go for a Seasonic or one of their makes. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...
January 31, 2013 10:02:37 PM

jnkweaver said:
Ouch! Ultra doesn't make their own psus they have like 7 different manufacturers. Yours is made by Andyson which isn't the greatest (hence the low price).

The 660TI should work but next time go for a Seasonic or one of their makes. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...



my PSU meets the requirements for a 670 FTW and its not a permanent PSU, im going to upgrade to an antec 750W PSU eventualy. I hear Antec makes some of the best PSU's :) 
January 31, 2013 10:02:50 PM

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