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February 15, 2013 1:36:11 PM

Hello guys. Im currently making another pc build, so i was wondering if a antec high current gamer HCG-400

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Current-HCG-400-BRONZE-Supp...

exactly that one, would be enought for it?.

The build is

Proccesor: i5-3570k
Mobo: MSI Z77A-g45
Ram: 4gbx4
HHD: 1tb westerm digital
Graphic card: HD 7850 ASUS Exclusive DirectCU Thermal Solution

Case have 4 fans 2 of them are led, oh also adding a cooler for the proccesor. i may overclock the cpu to 4ghz no more and not sure if i will do it with the graphic card atleast not till i get a better psu, but would it be strong enought to run that build?

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February 15, 2013 1:49:54 PM

thats not enought, id get more wattage.

whats ur budget?

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February 15, 2013 1:52:41 PM

first thing is to change some parts around

get this motherboard instead
http://www.microcenter.com/product/393422/P8Z77-V_LK_LG...

get 8gb of ram.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321

get a heatsink like a hyper 212 evo for overclocking

make sure its a caviar blue drive and not the black drives
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1139

better GPU option
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and get this psu. the 400w isnt quite enough
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257
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February 15, 2013 1:53:29 PM

couldnt of said it better. :) 

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February 15, 2013 2:27:25 PM

well budget just got reduced lol, now its just 400$. for either a strong cpu mobo and psu, or weak cpu graphic card mobo and psu i have the case/hdd/ram already. cant decide if go for the cheapest cpu and get a decent graphic card. it would be for just few months ill be getting more money later for it. what u guys think? wich build should i go with? (can only get stuff from amazon usa)

PSU: xfx 450W CoreEd @58$
Mobo: Asrock z77 pro4 @109.99$
CPU: Intel g540 @45$
Gfx: HD7850 gigabyte 1gb gddr5 @179.99$

total of 392.99$

all from amazon as i said i can only buy from there. what u guys think about it? any suggest on a similar build? its going to be a gaming pc i know that cpu its really weak just getting it till i can afford the i5-3570k. also i play at 1024-768 mostly, got a 720p screem too but i rarely use it, its kinda uncofortable its too big lol.
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February 15, 2013 2:45:06 PM

If you are only gaming at 720P, you don't need anything fancy. Frankly pairing (arguably) the best gaming CPU in the world with a mid-low range graphics card doesn't make a lot of sense.
If you have no intention of upgrading monitor, then just make a PC that's good at doing what you want it to do.
Skip the "fancy" motherboard, skip the intention to go for an overclockable CPU, and spend a little more on graphics. Then relax :) 

If you have to stick to ~$400, try this
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $438.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-15 11:46 EST-0500)

If you can spend a bit more on graphics because you don't have to consider a 2nd CPU, then go for something with a little more juice like a GTX660, HD7870 or HD7870XT
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February 15, 2013 2:48:14 PM

+1 to rammys suggestion

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February 15, 2013 2:51:07 PM

rammy's suggestion is good. the things id change is downgrade the cpu to a i3 3220 and upgrade the video card to a gtx 660. a i3 and 660 combo would still easily beat out a i5 and a 7850 combo

also, id change the psu to a xfx 450w. they sell for 42.99 at us.ncix
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February 15, 2013 2:56:08 PM

All good suggestions, I just tried to keep it as close to what he was wanting. An i5 (or any quad) is a good investment really given the way games are heading. The XFX is a better PSU but for $25 (after rebates) the CX430 is a steal for basic systems.
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February 15, 2013 3:20:09 PM

TheBigTroll said:
first thing is to change some parts around

get this motherboard instead
http://www.microcenter.com/product/393422/P8Z77-V_LK_LG...
Agreed. For quality and reliability, Asus over MSI all day, any day. Is this in-store only though?

get 8gb of ram.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321

get a heatsink like a hyper 212 evo for overclocking
The Xigmatek Gaia is cheaper and quieter, and cools within 1C per Frostytech reviews.

make sure its a caviar blue drive and not the black drives
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1139
:bounce:  this HAS to have been a momentary brain fart. The Black ones are the good ones, that retained the 5 year warranty.

better GPU option
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and get this psu. the 400w isnt quite enough
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257

:ange:  Actually, the 400W Antec is enough, in fact for any graphics card with a single PCIe power connector. That limits the card to 150W, leaving more than enough for anything else unless you've got a stack of hard drives.

TheBigTroll said:
rammy's suggestion is good. the things id change is downgrade the cpu to a i3 3220 and upgrade the video card to a gtx 660. a i3 and 660 combo would still easily beat out a i5 and a 7850 combo

also, id change the psu to a xfx 450w. they sell for 42.99 at us.ncix

See, that brain fart didn't last at all now, did it :kaola: 
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February 15, 2013 3:38:48 PM

its at its limits.

i always suggest more for headroom for future upgrades.

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February 15, 2013 3:59:53 PM

yeah its allways good to have something for future upgrades but i aint really upgrading that system for some months, kinda limited here, i can only spend 400$ using my credit card coupon. that way i get those 400$ at the official price, else i gotta buy it from someone else and they all sell it at 3-4 times more than it does cost lol thats why im so limited. its good to know the antec psu could handle it, i think im going for it and get a better one when i get the chance. on the cpu side i really wont mind using a dual core since i was planning to change it at the same time as the psu.
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February 15, 2013 4:16:08 PM

alright. than do that.

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