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Nicho67

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Hello to all,
I am planning on building my own computer, and basically all I need is a new mobo because my current on is not SLI and I want one with SLI and I am just going to take parts from this computer and use them for my new one. I was wondering though, if it is possible, as long as the new mobo is compatible with the processor, if I can just take out the processor and put it in the new mobo. I have a AMD Phenom quad core 3.0 Ghz, and I would rather not have to buy a new one as those processors are expensive, so I am wondering if it would be possible for me to take that processor out of my computer and put it in a new mobo. Thank you.
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Providing the new board supports your processor, it'll be fine.
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Okay thank you, and i have another question. If i didn't want to fork up the money to buy a new PSU for SLI mode, could a use a separate PSU to to power just the second card? or would that be bad or not work? I have a 500W PSU in my computer now, and i took out a 300W, and i was wondering if i could use the 300W to power the second card so that it doesn't make the 500W explode
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That would not be possible. What is the make/model of your 500W PSU?
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Okay, i didn't think so, i was just wondering...its an Antec BP500U
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What video cards will you be running in SLI? Your PSU could handle some SLI pairs, such as a pair of 9600GTs.

Edited by stettybet0, 26 July 2009 - 10:51 PM.

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Yea, already know i am going to need a new one, i'm going to be running a pair of 9800 GT Superclocked
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