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:
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!
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)
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?