Building New Rig - Need Advice

Hello all

I'm builing a new computer, mainly for using 3ds max and Maya + video editing.
I don't know if I'll be gaming. But that's not the priority.

I'll be building as soon as posible.

I allready have:
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6670 - PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus
DVD-Drive: LG GH20Ns10 - 7 pin SATA-300 + 15 pin SATA
Monitor: Medion 20" (max resolution 1600x900) - VGA + PSU Power Chord
Printer: Canon MP550 - USB + Own powersupply
Keyboard: Logitech EX110 - USB
Mouse: Targus Wireless - USB
Mouse: MS-Tech Laser Game Mouse - USB
Keystation: M-Audio 88es - USB + Own powersupply
External HDD: Western Digital 1TB MyBook - USB + Own powersupply

i.e. I need a minimum of: 6 x USB + SATA + 1 x PCIe2.1, and preferably more..

I'm set on:
SSD : OCZ Vector Series Solid State Disk 128 GB - 7 pin SATA-600 + 15 pin SATA (3 W)
HDD : Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2 TB - 7 pin SATA-600 + 15 pin SATA (8 W)

Now I have 2 choises for my core. One is cheaper, and the question is: Is it worth the cost, going with the expensive rig??

Choise A (total price, SSD + HDD included: £ 440):
CPU : AMD FX-8320 - AM3+ 125 W
MOBO : ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 - AM3+
RAM : G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2 x 4 GB (1833MHz CL9) - 2 x DIMM 240-PIN 1.5 V

Choise B (total price, SSD + HDD included: £ 640):
CPU : Intel i7 4770 Box - LGA1150 84 W
MOBO : ASRock Z87 Pro3 - LGA1150
RAM : Kingston HyperX Predator 2 x 8 GB (2400MHz CL11) - 2 x DIMM 240-PIN 1.65 V

Spec-Links:
AMD FX-8320
ASRock 970DE3/U3S3
G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2 x 4 GB

Intel i7 4770 Box
ASRock Z87 Pro3
Kingston HyperX Predator 2 x 8 GB

Thank you for your time :)

NB: I need a PSU for both. Anything you can recommend is much appriciated :)
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  1. You can go for AMD version 450w and Intel version 500w if using GPUs for both.
    Go with best brand like corsair, sesonic, and xfx.
    I hope it helps.
    Thank you.
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