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Question QUESTION: VC & Mobo Compatibility ??

Hi fellows,

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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?

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