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March 28, 2013 2:42:40 PM

Hello. I am building a new rig for gaming/video rendering/general use. These are the specs I've picked out:
Intel i7-3770K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
Intel BOXDH77 Mobo
G.Skill 8GB RAM

I am just wondering if this power supply: http://
is going to be good enough for that. If not, which power supply should I get?
March 28, 2013 2:44:54 PM

ugh sorry link doesn't work, but here is what it is: Rosewill Stallion Series RD400-2-SB 400W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply
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March 28, 2013 2:49:39 PM

No, i would get a better power supply. Get somone from Antec/corsair/XFX/seasonic. That has 8- plus efficency rating. what is your budget for a power supply.
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March 28, 2013 2:52:19 PM

Probably about $60ish........ can you give me a link?
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March 28, 2013 2:53:10 PM

Also, do oyou know of a barebone kit that would give me a better power supply than that one?
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March 28, 2013 2:56:51 PM

Soo you are getting all those nice parts and cheaping out on the part that needs to power them? A good power supply will last you through many upgrades and I have always said its wise to plan for more. This is a really nice PSU that will run any system with any single video card you want to throw at it. It's $35 instant saving and has a $15 code making it $75. However, you are getting very good quality.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, do I am not sure what motherboard you listed. That doesn't seem to be a model of H77 I could find. Also, if you are getting a "K" model CPU you will want Z77 motherboard for overclocking. Otherwise just get a non-K CPU and save a few bucks.
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March 28, 2013 2:57:00 PM

Do no buy a bare bone kit. just buy all the parts separately.
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March 28, 2013 2:58:04 PM

HarDHar said:
Also, do oyou know of a barebone kit that would give me a better power supply than that one?

Do all those parts come in a kit? If so link us? Typically I see kits with that one part they are trying to get rid of because no one wants it. Just curious on this.
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March 28, 2013 3:08:35 PM

According to the GPU you need 450W or higher http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/gpu-power-req...

All 3 of these will do the job
XFX 450 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 600W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the XFX is the best made of these 3 but the Corsairs are tier2 and still very good supplies.
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March 28, 2013 3:09:30 PM

ooo, you generally never want to get a case with a built in power supply. they are usually very poor quality, and have a higher failure rate. Which could compromise anything you have hooked up to it. If you let us know you full budget. We would be happy to give you some recommendations on parts.
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March 28, 2013 3:17:36 PM

I agree with tenaciousk. You should put up a new thread asking for help selecting parts for your new build. Use the format described in the "*How to Ask for New Build or Upgrade Advice*" sticky to get the best responses. I'm not impressed with that combo. The HD reviews are so-so and the RAM isn't even dual channel. We could do better...
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March 28, 2013 3:18:40 PM

Keep in mind you will also have to pick up a processor and operating system. and it helps to have a optical drive.
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March 28, 2013 3:19:48 PM

My full budget is $900-$1000, but that is including monitor price. I am also planning on getting an SSD to install my OS on. However, the price of the SSD is not included in this budget as my friend said he'd buy me one. I already have a cd drive to put in it as well I was planning on buying the barebone kit I sent you the link for, the core i7, the nvidia gtx 660, the intel BOXDH77KC and the monitor. P.S. I'm pretty sure that is all I need, but let me know if I'm missing something.
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March 28, 2013 3:21:02 PM

oh, perhaps I should have put that in the new thread i'm about to put up sorry :) 
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March 28, 2013 3:29:21 PM

I'd say get an i5 and save $100 and put that towards some better parts. Most people don't need an i7 as you really only get hyperthreading out of it. It's still 4 cores.
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March 28, 2013 3:29:59 PM

thanks guys, you given me alot to consider.
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