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tabjai

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#21 13 years ago
Kommandant RoβYou will most likely have to sacrifice the PCI slot next to it, seeing as the GTX takes two expansion slots for the cooler. Honestly, I would not buy an Intel Motherboard.

sad... well, the truth is that I probably wouldn't either but intel motherboards are basically all what it is sold in Peru and they cost about $180... I've also thought about an nForce 4 but I don't know about prices... are the nVidia boards good and have good prices? maybe I can see if they sell them around here...




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#22 13 years ago
G®33N<@|>Did it look like this? 2389370050.jpg

Yes it did; I would LOVE to have a PC like that, just don't show me the pricetag....or the electric bill for that matter either:D




tabjai

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#23 13 years ago

sorry to bother again but well, I was reading the system requirements for the BFG 7900 GTX and thisis what it said: System Requirements:

  • CPU with processor speed of 1GHz of higher
  • 256MB of RAM
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • CD or DVD-ROM drive
  • 35MB available hard disk space (50MB for full installation)
  • API Support Microsoft DirectX, OpenGL for Microsoft Window
  • A minimum 400W system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A or more)
  • A PCI Express compliant motherboard
  • A vacant PCI Express slot adjacent to the PCI Express x16 slot. This board occupies two slots: The x16 graphics slot and the one next to it
  • Two available hard disk drive power dongles (smaller floppy disk drive connector is not sufficient) -or-
  • A PCI Express supplementary power connector

so, do I need a motherboard with 2 PCI-e x16 slots? I am thinking of buying a mother board like this one: http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/nt/pix/d945gnt_lg.jpg simple. I've heard the the nforce4 is cool but I don't know much about prices and I havn't seen it available around here (there arn't any widely available high-end products in peru)... so, could I really run it on that motherboeard? The card has only one thingy to connect to the bus but it is two slots thick so...




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#24 13 years ago
so, do I need a motherboard with 2 PCI-e x16 slots?

Unfortunatly, more than likely, yes.

Either that, or it may mean you need room for the cooler.




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#25 13 years ago

No, you're still fine, just so long as the slot below it on your board isn't occupied by a sound card or anything else. The reason you need a free slot below it, is because the card has a double-wide cooler.

FYI most boards put the PCI-E x1 and x4 slots right below the PCI-E x16 slots, and that's where this came from. If you have a regular PCI slot below it, don't fret, it will work perfectly fine




tabjai

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#26 13 years ago

ohh thanks [21Pz]Graf... I'm releived... thanks a lot dude... I really don't mind using the PCI lsot under... since the motherboard I'm thinking of buying already includes an ethernet port and I only need a sound coard on another PCI slot...