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April 13, 2013 1:51:53 PM

what size power supply do i need with an i7 3770 and gtx 660 and a Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard and a Asus Sata dvd drive, 8gb of corsair RAM, a hard drive of 1tb of seagate barracuda sata6 and also what aftermarket fan would I need for overclocking, I have a CiT Mars Midi Tower Part-Mesh Gaming Case with 2x Red LED Fans and LED Display I need to know what power supply and aftermarket fan would be best for gaming, editing and value

here is my entire build and I need to know if im getting the best value for the best parts as I am not the richest guy and need money for other important things.

this is a gaming pc for me and my brother and we need to know if we can get the same quality but cheaper value
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2013 2:20:18 PM

A GTX 660 needs at least a 450W power supply -- it should be of a good brand, like Sea Sonic, Antec, Corsair.

I recommend SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for an aftermarket CPU cooler, you really do not need one, as your CPU can´t be overclocked -- nevertheless if you want one to keep things very cool, then get yourself a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 13, 2013 2:24:51 PM

Cooler Master 212 EVO, is like the standard cooler that everybody uses (I use a smaller version), I usually recommend these PSU's because usually their cheaper than the Seasonics, but I would save the $5 and get the Seasonic instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 13, 2013 2:27:03 PM

jemm said:
A GTX 660 needs at least a 450W power supply -- it should be of a good brand, like Sea Sonic, Antec, Corsair.

I recommend SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for an aftermarket CPU cooler, you really do not need one, as your CPU can´t be overclocked -- nevertheless if you want one to keep things very cool, then get yourself a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


is there any cheaper alternatives and btw im from the uk so newegg wont deliver too me :( 
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2013 2:33:18 PM

There may well be less expensive, quality PSU alternatives to the SeaSonic recommended above, but my advice to you is to avoid the temptation to skimp on the PSU by buying a no-brand or non-premium brand. I once had a no-brand PSU fail and it fried every one of my system's components: motherboard, CPU, RAM, and hard drive (it didn't bother the DVD drive, though).
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2013 2:36:08 PM

You really can't get any quality units with enough power for much cheaper. You can keep your eyes open for sales/rebates, but other than that, the antec BP 550w units are ok and will do. I would spend the extra though. Or the builders series too from Corsair, their not great, but if you really need to save the money.
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April 13, 2013 3:13:28 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 660 (non-Ti) graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the critical factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

The XFX Pro Series Core Edition 450W (P1-450S-X2B9), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 34 Amps and with one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 660 (non-Ti) graphics card.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-xfx-pro-core-editio...

Is your CPU the locked Core i7-3770 or the unlocked Core i7-3770K? You'll need the unlocked Core i7-3770K if you're planning on overclocking the CPU.
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