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...
G®33N<@|>Did it look like this?
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
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...
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.
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
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...