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.
500w is enough for your build
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. :)
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.
Thanks a lot, and could you also if of the PSUs you mentioned comes with power supply cable for the GPU as well?
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.
Intel DH61WW has PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot so ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX 970 will work on that speed
Thank you very much :)