If this is a gaming build, how come you aren't going with a quad core i5?
Dude !! the FX-8350 better than most of i5 processor in term of performance using all cores ! but what is making the i5 better for gaming is that games are using 4 cores and less for gaming so that Fx-8350 is not able to use it all performance for gaming at the moment , but who knows ?? there is news talking about the ability of next gen games of using all cores , so that FX-8350 will perform much better than most of the i5 processor if that news are true !
however , that FX-8350 is not weak , it's only about 2 ~ 5 FPS worse than i5 processor , sometimes better by 2~5 , it's performance is very similar to the i5 processor in gaming ! well it's better if we are talking about value & overclocking !
am using the same CPU , It's Awesome for gaming ! am very happy with it + it has much better performance for 3d work , editing & stuff .
@ Jordsie go ahead buddy !! you'r build looks perfect to me . Good Luck .
Okay, aside from the whole war about the FX or the i5.
But I'm still with this same problem:
Please let me know where parts can get better for an equal price, or where it could get cheaper with none/minimal quality loss. I also don't know shit about what fans I should get and which PSU I should get. (c.a. 100 watts more than required, I guess. But there are 100s of those.)
Also I want to go with a Radeon HD 7970 but I don't know which one I should get.