Approximate Purchase Date: Before the end of this year
Budget Range: I really don't want to drop more than 800 bucks max
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video and photo editing and web browsing
Are you buying a monitor: No Not yet.
I want to be able to get the absolute best for the money...I would prefer to keep it around the low 700's...hell maybe even less. All I know is I want to be able to get pretty much everything I could ever want done.
Can anyone give me extra advice? I'll probably be getting windows 8.1 pro.
That build is also a solid one. But in many games i5 will do better. In games that can take advantage of AMD's module approach well, it will be a tie. That build also has a SSD which is nice. The most important criticism i would make is about that Powercolor GPU. That is a cheaper board, yes, and i could pick that too. There is a reason why i chose a more expensive part. I didn't read good comments about that powercolor board. I usually check newegg's product page for user comments and reviews about the product. Here, check for yourself: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Another point to make is about PSU. Your system (with AMD 8350) already consumes almost 500 watts of power. Granted, that is a nice PSU in the other build. But if you overclock your CPU and GPU, it may be problematic. I can't say this for sure but i never like to take risks when building systems. That's why it is always best to have some more juice than what you would need, especially if we are talking about power unit.
Also about that CPU cooler. I'd pick a hyper evo 212 instead of that one.