Is the ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX 970 compatible with my Intel DH61WW motherboard?

Shashu13 October 9, 2014

Is the ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX 970 2 GB DDR5 graphics card compatible with my motherboard?

My motherboard is: Intel DH61WW
PSU: Zebronics 450
HDD: 500 GB

Please also suggest a PSU worthy of this beast.

  1. Gokul
    November 15, 2014 at 10:31 am

    500w is enough for your build

  2. shashu13
    October 10, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Thanks buddy, will keep that in mind. BTW, i will be going for Cooler Master Thunder 600 Watts PSU for the GTX 970 after your guidance, hope it will be good enough. :)

  3. Jan F.
    October 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

    As ha14 said, the card will work with that motherboard.

    As for the power supply your 450W should do just fine. Single GPU high-end systems usually max out between 300-350W at full load.

    If you are looking into buying a new one: 500W or above, Seasonic, Corsair, Cooler Master, be quiet!, Enermax, just to name a few brands. If you do play with the idea of an SLI system at some point I would go 650W or above.

    • Shashu13
      October 9, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Thanks a lot, and could you also if of the PSUs you mentioned comes with power supply cable for the GPU as well?

    • Jan F.
      October 10, 2014 at 12:42 am

      The GTX970 series should require 2x 6pin PCIe connectors or 1x 6pin PCIe + 1x 8pin PCIe.
      Even the most basic models of those vendors should offer those connectors.

      But that is not a problem in general. All modern GPUs are shipped with with the necessary power adapters (2x MOLEX to 1x 6/8pin PCIe, two of those) to connect to the PSU.

      The worst thing that may happen is that you connect it to a 12V line that is too saturated in which case you can just try another one ~ that's another reason why you get 2 of those MOLEX to PCIe adapters allowing you to easily connect one to another 12V line offering the necessary power.

  4. ha14
    October 9, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Intel DH61WW has PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot so ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX 970 will work on that speed

    • Shashu13
      October 9, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Thank you very much :)

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