good gaming pc?

Here is my gaming pc build. I want to play BF 4 and Arma III on high to ultra settings. I want this pc to last at least 3 years. Will this build fit the job? Should I get a Hyper 212 evo for over clocking?
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  1. You have a relatively weak CPU compared to your GPU. FX 8350 would be a better CPU (or 8320 for a cheaper option).

    Hyper 212 Evo is a great choice for a cooler.
  2. i was also thinking about an i5 3470 would that be better. I want to stay within a budget of 850 dollars (US). So if i get the i5 3470 should i get a 7950?
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.46 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $832.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-19 15:41 EDT-0400)

    That's what I think you should get. With some overclocking the 8320 can be as good as the i5-3470 in single-threaded apps. The lower price, however, gets you a GTX 760 which is more powerful than an HD 7950.

    I also swapped out your case for something cheaper (basically the same case but without a window - personally I think performance always trumps looks). The money saved from that went toward a better mobo.
  4. is the gtx 760 actually faster than the 7950?
  5. TheIronDUke said:
    is the gtx 760 actually faster than the 7950?

    Yes it is.

    Some more information: it is about 5-10% faster than the 7950 on average.
  6. by how much in terms of fps? Or are you just an Nvidia fanboy?
  7. the GPU does 77% of the work in games, so ur CPU is fine.
  8. TheIronDUke said:
    by how much in terms of fps? Or are you just an Nvidia fanboy?

    See my edit above.

    And no, I'm not a Nvidia fanboy. I own Nvidia cards, but that is because they were really the best option for me when I bought them. I recommend GPUs based on the best performance you can get at a certain price point. In your case, that happens to be the GTX 760. If we were talking $50 more, however ($300 price point), I would have recommended the R9 280X, as that is the clear winner there.
  9. TheIronDUke said:
    by how much in terms of fps? Or are you just an Nvidia fanboy?

    Dude, no need to blast people for nothing. The guy is right - 7950 is slightly slower than 760.

    7950 Boost Edition would be around 760 overall and you certainly can't accuse me with fanboyism seeing I rock Radeon myself.
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