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    980 TI's

    I know a lot of people have upgraded to the 980 TI, and have either used Afterburner or have got the 330W Dell Power Supply. I wanted to ask you guys if you are using the Referenced Design Card, or a SC card, and exactly what cards will fit that would the be the best option. Thanks in advanced.

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    They are using reference car cause the Hot air is expelled to the up side and with not reference card May be that Hot air isnt expelled to up side at all, i think.

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    If u wanted a gtx 980 ti, the reason you would need to go with reference is because the size will fit and the pwr consumption is lower than other models. 980 ti reference card on amazon. And if you cant afford a 330W dell power brick then you would want to use MSI Afterburner to limit the power the new card is using I believe.

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    I am running the 980ti w/ the Dell 330w power brick (though i'm having problems with the brick being use properly)
    First: Use the Reference Models for two reasons:
    1) They are assured to fit
    2) They exhaust heat through the back of the unit as opposed to non-ref. designs which push hot hair 'up' (which is sideways on the Asus G20) If using a non ref the heat has NOWHERE to dissipate, this will overheat your system

    Second: Ensure you have MSI Afterburner or a similar program allowing you to do two things
    1) Set power limits (90-92% seems ideal, any more and the card will cut out)
    2) Set manual fan speeds if needed (i like forcing higher fan speeds to keep my system cooler, its a personal preference based on noise level)

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    Ed, what does that mean reference model? do I just say I want a reference model gtx 980 Ti? or I actually have to provide the seller with a specific model number?

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    The reference 980ti is this, It's called reference because it is more or less the "standard" 980ti (no overclocks), it has the reference cooler on it which exhausts the heat out the back of your case.

    The G20AJ comes with two power supplies, one for the gpu and one for the rest of the system, double check if you have the power to run a gtx 980ti.

    Zotac reference 980ti

    http://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-ZT-90501...keywords=980ti

    Asus reference 980ti

    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-GTX980TI-.../dp/B00YJG58EO

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    Once again tnx nate always helpful.

    Got it now. As I read, I understand that a 330 wats Dell/Alienware PSU can handle this perfectly.

    Nate, I asked this on another thread and since we are talking here I`m gonna ask it here too.

    If I want to upgrade my CPU from stock i7 4790 to 4790K, will I simply purchase a simple i7 4790K and replace it on my motherboard? no specifics needed? same system PSU can handle it? no bios tweaks needed?

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    A 330w psu for the 980ti would be enough, peak power draw is 250w.

    The 4790k will fit, it's the same socket as the 4790. But the 4790k runs hotter as it is clocked higher. You would want to check to make sure the cpu cooler in the G20AJ can handle it. Another thing is I don't know how overclocking works with the G20AJ or if the bios is locked, you'd want to research this. There would be no point in getting a 4790k if you can't overclock it.

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    There is no overclocking option in g20 Motherboard.

    You are saying upgrading my 4790 to a K version is not going to make any difference even though it has a standard 400mhz difference on each core?

    I checked and seems like K version of this cpu is working fine in G20AJ as this thread shows what would be your professional idea? I`m just trying to know ideas.

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    Regarding the Graphic Card, Reference Cooler is the standard cooling version as you said that exhaust the heat from the back, in other words if they look like the GTX 980 Ti above on those links (where the airflow goes in by fan Vacuum and pushed out from the back) I can purchase them correct?

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