I have the 8350 and it does pretty well considering is is about $40 less than an 3570 and about $110 less than a hyperthreaded i7. Still no intel, but good for budget. I used my phenom II X4 925 up until Christmas and it did just fine too. BF3, Crysis 2, Black Ops 1, no problems.
is there much of a difference between temps and FPS rates between the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB and the Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB. I have seen the Sapphire run Sleeping Dogs on high with fraps on still hitting around a 35 fps rate. Does the Gigabyte one perform at the same level cause they are the same price on newegg after the $15 rebate on the Sapphire card