A question about a power supply and motherboard.

So, I came on here more than a month ago looking for a build. Amuffin456 helped me out, but over a period of time I decided to switch from his suggested Intel processor to an AMD FX-8150. Here's what I've purchased so far:

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Silverstone RAVEN 3.0
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

Everything listed has been purchased aside from the case and the Video card, but I still intend on buying those same ones.
The original plan was for me to get the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard and a Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply. Switching from Intel to AMD, I quite obviously have to select a different motherboard. I was thinking about the Asus Crosshair IV Formula, but I'm new and I'm not too knowledgeable about this kind of stuff. Any suggestions for a motherboard?
Also, am I going to need to get a different power supply? If so, I need advice about that, too.

Thank you all, I appreciate your time. :D
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  1. The power supply should be fine. You could probably get a nice ASRock Extreme 4 for the AMD chipset if you don't want to change much. I'm not that educated on the newer AMD boards and stuff.
  2. Only question I have is why you went to the FX (I assume from the i5-3570K)?

    Will have a look at mobos, but the same PSU should be fine.
  3. I also question why you are swapping to an 8150. Only benefit it has over the 3570k is stronger multi-threaded performance, which is only useful in compute/video editing type applications. Which looking at the rest of the rig doesn't seem to be the focus.

    Some good boards.

    You could get the AsRock 970 Extreme4.

    Gigabyte GA-990FX-A
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