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>> No. 24772 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 7:24 am
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I've got a gigabyte mobo ga-x58a-ud3r_v2. With a nvidia gtx geforce 470 in there right now. Will any gtx GPU fit in there?
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>> No. 24773 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 9:04 am
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I think you're better off with Castrol GTX.
>> No. 24786 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 2:50 pm
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Yes, assuming your case has the room for it and your PSU can supply enough current on the 12v rail. Some high-end cards are 13" long and draw 350w.
>> No. 24787 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 2:56 pm
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It doesn't look like the PSU has any power connectors for the graphics card, which would greatly limit the choice of cards you can use.
>> No. 24788 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 3:57 pm
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That's a 350w PSU by the looks of it (googled P/N) . As other lad said, doesn't look like it has a PCI power connector, and at 350w it's going to limit you anyway. For a GTX 960 , Nvidia recommends 400w minimum - and the 9xx range are quite economical on power. 7xx series need a bit more. So looks like a new PSU too.
>> No. 24794 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 4:49 pm
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That's not OP's computer, I don't know why he posted that image. That motherboard isn't a ga-x58a, and that GPU certainly isn't a GTX 470.
>> No. 24814 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 6:43 pm
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Boy is my face red.
>> No. 24815 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 6:50 pm
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Sorry that's just a random PC not the one I want to fit my GPU into. I had to pick a photo from my phone as the computer has gone kaputt.

Full computer specs:

850W Corsair CMPSU-850TXUK TX, 80 P
12GB (6x2GB) Corsair XMS3 Classic,
Intel Core i7 950 Bloomfield 45nm,
Coolermaster V10 Hybrid TEC Cooler,
Samsung SH-S222L/BEBE 22x DVD±RW ID
2TB Western Digital WD2001FASS Cavi
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2, Intel
1280MB EVGA GTX 470 SC, 40nm, 3402M
Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus, Black, M

So will a GTX 7XX be ok? Sorry I don't really know what I'm doing...
>> No. 24816 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 7:02 pm
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Actually just recommend me one. Not too fussed about games really.
>> No. 24817 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 7:42 pm
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Your PSU and case will handle anything on the market with ease.

Hardly any non-gaming application needs much GPU performance. A G210 or an HD5450 will be fine for general productivity. If you want something fast on the off chance that you'll play some games, see the link below:

>> No. 24819 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 8:27 pm
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Thanks, I'll probably just go for the G210 or HD5450. Any games I play won't be current ones, more likely ones from a few years ago.
>> No. 24820 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 8:52 pm
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Your current GPU is massively more capable than both of those. Unless you're trying to cut down on power consumption or the GTX 470 is broken, neither of those make any sense. They won't play many games from even a few years ago, either.
>> No. 24821 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 9:32 pm
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Oh ok. Yes my GTX 470 is fucked. Something similar in performance to that would be fine really.

I'm tempted to get the NVIDIA GTX 750 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-750-superclocked-28nm-pcie-30-%28x16%29-5012mhz-gddr5-gpu-1215mhz-boost-1294mhz-cores-512-d

But if the Asus Radeon R7 250 or Sapphire Radeon R7 250 is pretty much the same in performance to the GTX 470, then I'll just settle for that http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-asus-radeon-r7-250-28nm-4600mhz-gddr5-gpu-1000mhz-384-streams-dvi-d-hdmi-d-sub

Thanks for your patience
>> No. 24823 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 11:13 pm
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I love how those GPUs don't seem to even need their own PCIe 6 or 8 pin power connectors - they'll just sip power.
>> No. 24824 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 11:45 pm
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You'll love their performance too.
>> No. 24825 Anonymous
4th November 2015
Wednesday 12:21 am
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If you want to play games from a few years ago, OP, and those games are moderately taxing 3D games then the GTX 750 should be adequate. You can knock a tenner off by buying it from Dabs:

Or nab it cheaper again on ebay (seller looks legit)
>> No. 24828 Anonymous
4th November 2015
Wednesday 10:04 am
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If you're gonna get a 750, avoid the Gainwood model. I had one and burnt it out. Mind you, I was using it to mine dogecoin 24/7 so that probably had something to do with it.
>> No. 24830 Anonymous
4th November 2015
Wednesday 3:48 pm
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Might want to bump it up to a 750 Ti.
>> No. 24831 Anonymous
4th November 2015
Wednesday 5:42 pm
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Cheers lads, I've gone for the GTX 750 Ti.
>> No. 24832 Anonymous
4th November 2015
Wednesday 6:26 pm
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>I was using it to mine dogecoin 24/7
How does one actually go about doing that, and what's the return like?
>> No. 24833 Anonymous
4th November 2015
Wednesday 6:35 pm
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I imagine that like any cryptocurrency these days the new entry return is zero.
>> No. 24838 Anonymous
4th November 2015
Wednesday 8:07 pm
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Yep, correct.
>> No. 24952 Anonymous
18th January 2016
Monday 7:24 am
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Listed the gtx 470 as faulty and it still managed to sell. Wonder what they'll use it for.
>> No. 24953 Anonymous
18th January 2016
Monday 7:40 am
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Posting in this thread for this quickie instead of starting a new one.

My build's Cooler Master case comes with a few fans pre-installed. They have three-pin connectors with Molex adaptors. I assume if I plug them straight into the PSU they'll run constantly at full speed. But the motherboard (Asus Z170 Deluxe) has four-pin sockets. What happens if I plug the three-pin fans into the four-pin sockets? Can the motherboard control the fan speed? I've seen some discussion online about PWM (which is exclusively four-pin) and DC. Can it control the fans using DC?
>> No. 24954 Anonymous
18th January 2016
Monday 9:38 am
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Short version: they'll work, but there won't be much in the way of speed control.
>> No. 24955 Anonymous
18th January 2016
Monday 2:10 pm
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The motherboard will be able to monitor the fans though, right? Is there anything useful the motherboard can do with that information, or will it be effectively like plugging them into the PSU?
>> No. 24956 Anonymous
18th January 2016
Monday 2:48 pm
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Three pin fans don't support PWM control, so all the motherboard can do is check that the fans are running. You can only get speed control on three pin fans by using a dedicated fan controller. Some controllers (e.g. the NZXT Sentry) include a case temperature sensor and can automatically control fan speed. Cheaper controllers only provide manual control. If you want the fans to run at a slower fixed speed, you can use a simple inline adapter like this:

>> No. 24957 Anonymous
19th January 2016
Tuesday 12:39 am
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Modern motherboards can often vary the voltage on some 3-pin fan headers. Looks like you're in luck with a Asus Z170 Deluxe, from the manual both CPU and Chassis headers support DC control.
>> No. 24958 Anonymous
19th January 2016
Tuesday 9:34 am
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Well I don't know what it's doing but even with the two chassis fans, the CPU fan, and the GeForce's fan, it sounds whisper quiet. Maybe I just haven't given my new Skylake much to do yet.

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