Expert product information on newegg ASUS Z170M-E D3 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Beau L.

Q. visitor asked, my brother bought a prebuilt machine from best buy to play fallout 4 and well much to his surprise it cant handle it, i bought him a gtx 970 and the psu doesnt have the connections for a graphics card, he has a 1200 watt psu thats been laying around but that doesnt have the connection for the second power plug on the motherboard, so i'm looking for a motherboard that'll fit the processor and fit the micro atx case, and im trying to figure out if the current ram cards will work or if i'll have to upgrade that for him too

Spencer J.
Hello, welcome to newegg!
Can I help you with RAM?
that and motherboards if possible
Spencer J.
Alright
my brother bought a prebuilt machine from best buy to play fallout 4 and well much to his surprise it cant handle it, i bought him a gtx 970 and the psu doesnt have the connections for a graphics card, he has a 1200 watt psu thats been laying around but that doesnt have the connection for the second power plug on the motherboard, so i'm looking for a motherboard that'll fit the processor and fit the micro atx case, and im trying to figure out if the current ram cards will work or if i'll have to upgrade that for him too
Spencer J.
Both power plugs on the video card come from the power supply
What processor does it have?
yeah the psu his machine came with doesnt have any of those power lines, hes has a i7 6700 processor
well the psu that came in the mchine doesnt have the power plugs for the video card, but the 1200 watt psu doesnt have the connection for the stock mobo
Spencer J.
Ah, I see. Well if you get a new motherboard it would take the same RAM
im just not sure what kind of ram it has, it says ddr3 on the side of the case, im guessing the ddr3 1600 option for the mobo would be what im looking for? well as long as its anything ddr3 it'll be a good mobo?
http://www.newegg.com/Product... i think this will work? it'll give him room to upgrade later, and it'll have the room for the video card and the processor,
Spencer J.
Yep, that should do fine.
okay, i wasnt sure, and it was the only option i was finding, wasntsure if there was better things out there or not
Spencer J.
Asus has been good in my experience, also the Z170 chipset is high end, and great. this should do fine
okay, thanks spencer, i'll get this then
Spencer J.
you're welcome.
Spencer J.
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