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CrazyCroak05

60 months ago

Hello. I put together this parts list to check how many Watts two crossfired 970's would take. But I can't crossfire the 970's on this list. Mind letting me know why? Thanks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $80.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $349.99 @ NCIX US
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply NZXT HALE82 V2 700W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $715.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-14 16:26 EST-0500

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Im no computer expert but i believe you need two ram so i would add one and see if that fixes the build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It did not work :P

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Just looked up the specs on that motherboard. It has no sli so thats the issue. Those cards are meant for sli.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard does not support SLI, this brings back a list of ones that do; http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#f=2&c=99&l=2&sort=a8

For SLI 970's you need a 750W PSU, this is a good one; http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

That case doesn't offer much airflow for SLI 970's, would look at alternatives, Corsair 300r is pretty good.

The Pentium is going to hold back one 970 let alone two, unless you planned to upgrade to an I5 at some point.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, Im not actually using a 970 in this build. Im going to start with a R7 265. I'll be upgrading within 2 years though to get and i5 then a 970

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok, a Pentium with 265 should go well together. Keep an eye on prices for your video card, you can sometimes get a 270 for less than the 265.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow okay thanks for the tip!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help though

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