Recommended PSU for my budget gaming pc build.

Hello, I'm currently building a budget gaming pc but since I'm new to the amazing complex world of pc (migrating from console) I need help choosing a right PSU. It needs to be a psu that won't make my system unstable, crash, blackout etc. My cpu is not oc'able but I'm planning to overclock my gpu slightly.
Its best if its around £30-£40

This is what I've got so far:
PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£139.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI H97M-E35 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£58.73 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.56 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.70 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card (£164.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case (£22.78 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£9.38 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £467.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-24 20:07 BST+0100

Furthermore any suggestions that won't make the price go higher are welcome, ones that make it drop but keep performance level are even more welcome. ;)
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  1. Best answer
    This should be enough for your build, having a pretty good quality too considering the price :

    XFX ProSeries 450W -39.98 £
  2. yeah, XFX PSU are made by Seasonic
  3. XFX
    Here's the word from XFX on Haswell compatibility:

    XFX power supplies use a +12V design that allows for a minimum of 0A so they will not have an issue with the new low power sleep states allowing the CPU to enter deep sleep mode without any problems. XFX manufacturing partner Seasonic in conjunction with Intel have worked together to confirm that all XFX Pro Series PSUs listed below are compatible with Intel's new 4th generation Core processor family for new CPU upgrades to current systems and future new builds.

    And here's the compatibility list:

    Pro Series Core Edition: PRO650W, PRO750W, PRO850W
    Pro Series XXX Edition: PRO650W, PRO750W, PRO750W, PRO850W, PRO850W
    Pro Series Black Edition: PRO750W, PRO850W, PRO1050W, PRO1250W
    Pro Series Black Edition: Limited PRO1000W

    The firm adds that its XFX Pro Series 450W and 550W units are not Haswell-ready. However, XFX is "working closely with Seasonic to develop a new 550W Gold Pro Series PSU that will be compatible later this year."

    If you have trouble with the sleep states , they can be disabled in the BIOS.
  4. well, thats an important note!
  5. I would personally get an XFX 450W power supply or a Seasonic 520W power supply.
  6. Your PSU is important, I'd go a little higher in price if I were you. A failing PSU can cause a lot of damage.

    I have an Antec High Current Gamer 620W

    The 520W version is a little cheaper and will be fine for you. They're not the best of the best, but pretty good value I'm told.
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