First budget build! Tips, suggestions?

These are my components:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ 1 GB DDR5
MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard North Bridge AMD 970 & South Bridge AMD SB950 Chipset ATX DDR3 800 AMD AM3+
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz
Cooler Master 120mm Silent Case Fan 4-in-1 Value Pack
Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW
GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower
WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III

And windows 7 of course.

Anything I can add/change? I'm at $650 with this, I would like to not go any higher.

Oh and a main concern of mine, is 500w psu high enough for this set up?

Thanks, Sam!
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  1. Hi. Everything looks good but I suggest replacing the power supply unit. You can get the Rosewill HIVE 550W with modular cabling from Newegg for $50 after rebate right now or any 450W or 500W PSU from Antec, Corsair or XFX would do. And I suggest getting the extra case fans if and when you need them because you may not.
  2. 500w is fine! Your running a 7770.

    How much are you paying for your cpu? you could maybie get a 4300/6300 instead
  3. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  4. if it is for gaming PC

    phenom II and 7870 = good AMD build
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $653.09
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 07:34 EST-0500)
  5. 500W is enough, as long as it not coolermaster PSU :D
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3 Motherboard ($62.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $408.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 05:53 EST-0500)

    Use the extra to get a bigger hdd or ssd even, or upgrade the cpu.

    (Case and OS not included...sorry baby on my lap atm :P)
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