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Budget gaming build - which power supply should I get?

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January 25, 2013 6:12:01 AM

So I ordered parts based on an earlier recommendation (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/378019-31-today-gamin...) , but now my friend says that it will suck as a gaming computer unless I get a video card, and I'll need a power supply with better connectors to get it.

This is what I got: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vdCn
Except I got a different hard drive at the same price. It's some sort of Western Digital 1T drive SATA 6G 64M. I also got a DVD drive, but I'm hoping that won't make any difference with the case I got.

Here's what my friend said re the power supply I got: "Your power supply has one 6-pin PCI-Express power connector (the kind of cable used to send power to a video card). If you were to buy a standalone video card, it would likely need two such connectors -- either two 6-pins or one 6-pin and one 8-pin. You might want to look into trading up a bit"

Which one should I get? I want one that's pretty good quality.

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January 25, 2013 6:31:27 AM

What you need is a
- Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply

Graphic card
- Radeon HD 6670
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January 25, 2013 6:35:19 AM

A 400W will work, so you can go with the Corsair CX430V2.
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