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First Gaming Build $900 PSU?!

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January 16, 2013 3:44:00 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xOQV) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xOQV/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xOQV/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
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**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-880gmle...) | $59.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1...) | $46.98 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $69.99 @ NCIX US
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr787...) | $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-hive...) | $66.93 @ Amazon
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $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-jqd0000...) | $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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January 16, 2013 3:44:44 PM

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
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January 16, 2013 3:45:47 PM

$900 psu? is it made out of gold?
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January 16, 2013 4:57:17 PM

alvine said:
$900 psu? is it made out of gold?

900 dollar rig. Power supply questions.
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January 16, 2013 4:58:05 PM

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?
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January 16, 2013 5:18:50 PM

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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