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G-Nava

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Is this motherboard: MSI 870A-G54, compatible with the GeForce GTS 450?
Also, are 600W enough for a single GTS 450?

Thanks.

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Hi.

The Mobo is compatible with ATI video cards. NOT compatible with Nvidia Geforce. Expansion slots include a pair of PCI-e x16 graphics ports, enabling multi-GPU CrossFireX gaming. Admittedly, you only get eight lanes per slot with both populated. that's plenty for a pair of dual-GPU cards, such as the Radeon HD 4890.
this card will give you slightly better game play. > http://www.digitalve...95&p2=5326&ph=1

PSU , 600w would be enough IF a good brand not a cheapo generic is chosen. If you have selected one, post the link.
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Is this motherboard: MSI 870A-G54, compatible with the GeForce GTS 450?
Also, are 600W enough for a single GTS 450?

Thanks.


The card will work with the MB, I have read numerous times that ATI cards work better with AMD and Nvidea with Intel but in all honesty it may be down to the individual, as I can`t see either manufacturer limiting their marketing/sales potential by making GPUs that will only work with one CPU manufacturer.
Have a read of the reviews at the attached link and you will see people who are running the GTS 450 or the GTS 460 to name just a couple of Nvidea cards http://www.newegg.co...Tab=true&Page=1

iammykyl is spot on with the PSU advice but to offer a bit more info use the Corsair PSU calculator to make sure your PSU is good enough http://www.corsair.c...er/default.aspx (no purchase is necessary and Corsair is used as an example only and is not an endorsement)
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Thank for the replies.
This is the power supply: Cooler Master RS600-AMBAD3-US Silent Pro M 600W Power Supply
So if I'm going to use the nvidia should I look for another motherboard?
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You should have no issues with the PSU as it has good specs and is a known brand.
I would be more inclined to choose another MB down to the amount of negative feedback the one you mentioned has not down to a GFX card incompatibility issue, this is only my opinion though!

EDIT: Another board for you to consider http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130235 you will notice it has an onboard NVIDEA GFX chip.

Edited by phillpower2, 28 November 2010 - 04:25 PM.

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Thanks for the advice, after reading the reviews, I've decided to go for another motherboard.
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Ok, best of luck with whatever you decide.
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