First Gaming Build $900 PSU?!

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Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-hdz965fbgmbox) | $89.99 @ NCIX US
**Motherboard** | [ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-880gmlefx) | $59.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9) | $46.98 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $69.99 @ NCIX US
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr787oc2gd) | $239.99 @ Microcenter
**Case** | [Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-challenger) | $39.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive550) | $66.93 @ Amazon
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $24.98 @ Newegg
**Monitor** | [Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vh236h) | $149.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-885370414059) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Keyboard** | [Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-keyboard-jqd00001) | $44.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $933.81
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 12:06 EST-0500 |

I need some input on the power supply and what wattage I should use. I dont plan on overclocking but it may be something I attempt in the future. Anything else in general about the build or something that they see that can be found cheaper or a different suggestion of product. Any information will be helpful so I can ensure that this build is right and everything is compatible. Thanks!
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  1. CPU AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core $89.99
    Motherboard ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ $59.99
    Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $46.98
    Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.99
    Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB $239.99
    Case Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower $39.99
    Power Supply Rosewill 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $66.93
    Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $24.98
    Monitor Asus VH236H 23.0" $149.99
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) $99.99
    Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 $44.99
  2. $900 psu? is it made out of gold?
  3. That psu is fine, but you should get a xfx 650w(it's 59.99$ after mir) and a better cpu from amd like the FX-6300 : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xUHM
  4. alvine said:
    $900 psu? is it made out of gold?

    900 dollar rig. Power supply questions.
  5. djangoringo said:
    That psu is fine, but you should get a xfx 650w(it's 59.99$ after mir) and a better cpu from amd like the FX-6300 : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xUHM

    Do I really need 650W? Seems like alot to me. If it has too much wattage isnt that bad?
  6. No, 550w is plenty, but the xfx is at the same price(or almost),it's slightly better, so i pointed out that one, the rosewill psu will do, i still recommend going with the FX-6300, if you can, if not, well, that x4 965 be ain't bad.
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