My first thought is to ditch the psu quick and get a quality 600+ watt psu. The second thought is to junk the amd rig altogether. An ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 and a Core i3 2120 or 2125 and save 30 bucks towards a better psu
Because you included a strong graphics card, let me assume your primary purpose is gaming.
1) Games rarely use more than 2 or 3 cores, so an 8 core cpu is largely wasted. That, coupled with the poorer performance per core from amd, makes then a poor choice for gaming.
Read this article, and particularly look at cpu intensive games like starcraft: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...
2) DO NOT use a cheap psu. It will not deliver the power it advertises, and if it fails, it can damage other components.
Stick with a known quality brand like Corsair, XFX, Antec, Seasonic, or PC P&C.
Here is a corsair 500w unit for $40 after rebate. If you look at the specs, it delivers 34a on the 12v rails, which is where you need it.
The logisys 575w unit only delivers 25a! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The AMD CPU seems to be better for video rendering and worse for gaming than the i5 2500k/i5-2600k, so since you mentioned you are mostly rendering, go with the bulldozer chip.
Switch the PSU for: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... you don't want to put your brand new machine in jeopardy by providing it with the unreliable power provided by the model you selected. That puts you over budget a little, but the stability and reliability of this PSU would be better than the alternative. Are you set on your case? Have an old computer you could rob of the optical driver or hard drive?
Sort of. when i look at a psu for myself, i look for one that is 80+ Certified Bronze or higher, and that has active PFC. These two things signify that the PSU is reliable when put under full load for long periods and that it is efficient. I myself prefer corsair, but if you find a good deal on a psu, Seasonic and Antec are good as well.
Nice choice on the case. If you do it right, they have great cable management. Definitely agree with the stronger power supply. I once fried a board with a cheap power supply. If you are going to OC, maybe put a hyper 212 cooler in there for a little more.
OC'ing will not be necessary for me and I fell much safer now with the trusted PSU. The case looks sweat in my opinion as well and I am a little obsessive about my cable management... which led me to this case....
ok,you guys are not paying attention. He said he wants to do rendering. In that case more cores=better rendering times. And the benchmarks between the new fx model and the i3 are soo slim, it's not even funny. Go ahead and get the amd 8 core or 6 core fx model. Your graphics card will make up for the 3 frames that were lost to your cpu