Budget AMD build for $1000

Looking to put together an AMD build with a budget of $1000. System will be used primarily for gaming, i.e.: Skyrim, diablo 3, total war shogun 2, etc. Will be running on 42" 1080 60hz LCD TV. The budget is strictly for the PC (no peripherals) . This is what we are working with:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/S3dD

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
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  1. Looks good! One thing I would change would be the SSD and hard drive. Both of those drives they picked are good but I'd personally go with the Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III SSD and a Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" hard drive if you can swing the extra $30 to $50. Also I would get Windows 7 Pro 64 bit if you can swing it. This is just my opinion so If you go with what you posted it will still be a nice system. Enjoy!
  2. Increased performance by a huge margin:

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($275.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1000.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  3. I would agree with burritobob go with the FX-8350. I have two FX rigs a FX-8120 and a FX-8350 both are very good CPU's.

    Sapphire is in my opinion the best GPU's you can get with AMD/ATI. I have never had a problem with any Sapphire card I have had. Plus the HD 7950 will work great on a single 1080p display.
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/S9ii

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Total: $1004.49

    I updated it a bit based off some suggestions. thanks for taking the time to look over my build! i'd like to stick with the 6300 to be able to put the money into other components. I've looked at bench comparisons, and didn't see anything in the way of gaming performance to convince me to go with the 8350. At that price, might as well go ahead and grab a 3570k. I've read and heard great things about the 6300. is it really worth cutting back on other items to squeeze in the 8350?
  5. I would also like to add that this is a build for a friend. Don't think that really matters but figured I'd throw it out there
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