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    Question QUESTION: VC & Mobo Compatibility ??

    Hi fellows,

    My mobo is a ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z Z68 R.

    Questions:

    1. Can I use a GeForce GTX 970 with my mobo?

    2. What GeForce GTX 970 video are you recommending based on the price, quality, reviews and user opinions?

    Thank you in advance for your response.

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    I see no reason not to. More important are CPU and PSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    I see no reason not to. More important are CPU and PSU.

    Hi, yes my PSU is 850 Watts and I have a Quad-Core.

    Which 970 are you fellow recommending?

    Thanks,

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    I would suggest either Gigabyte or Asus. I don't believe either of those are reference cards. The reference 970s are notorious for having coil whine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    I would suggest either Gigabyte or Asus. I don't believe either of those are reference cards. The reference 970s are notorious for having coil whine.
    Hi, when you use the term "reference cards" what does that mean?

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    Reference card is the design that nVidia used for, well, reference. I.e. not a custom one of Asus/GB/MSI, etc.

    As for GTX version, I quite like Asus Strix, as it's semi-fanless and it only needs one 8-pin (though the latter doesn't matter with your PSU).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    Reference card is the design that nVidia used for, well, reference. I.e. not a custom one of Asus/GB/MSI, etc.

    As for GTX version, I quite like Asus Strix, as it's semi-fanless and it only needs one 8-pin (though the latter doesn't matter with your PSU).
    Hi fellows, I purchased the GPU today. The issue I am having is I cannot seem to find a compatible 8-pin plug for the power supply. There are 2-six-pins with another 2-pin, but they are not the same shape as the video card 8-pin plug-in!

    Do you know where I get a compatible plug from my Kingwin Lazer Gold 850W to my video card?

    This is very distressing!

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    There are 2-six-pins with another 2-pin,
    These are 6 + 2-pin. You plug one into an 8-pin connector on a card.

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    Right... there's a 6-pin and a 2-pin. They're red. You put them together and you have an 8-pin. That's what you use.

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    The PSU six-pin and two-pin male connectors have a different set of squares and ovals than the video card female plug-in. In other words, this eight-pin configuration is not compatible.

    Do you think KingWin will send me an updated PSU connector for the video card?

    Thanks,

    SIB

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