AMD FX 8350 Gaming/Rendering PC (FIRST BUILD)

Hey guys! I'm going to be building my very first custom PC in the next week or so. I've spent countless hours researching parts and trying to find what will best suit me. I am a gamer, and I wish to play games such as Battlefield 3, Crysis 3, Arma II, Guild Wars 2, and Planetside 2 on max settings at 1080p with at least 45+ Average FPS. I also will be recording, editing, and rendering gameplay videos and uploading them to YouTube. I will soon be getting into 3D modeling as well, considering I want to enter the study of video game design.

After doing all of my research, I have come up with this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DBEo

I feel that the FX 8350 is the best price/performance processor out right now, and it definitely can handle everything I'm going to throw at it. I know an i7 is the ultimate CPU for hyper-threading and all this mumbo jumbo. But the 8350 has shown benchmarks that really contest i7's in various programs. For $100+ extra dollars, it really isn't worth it to me. Plus, my budget is only around $1200, so that would really push it over the limit.

In terms of gaming performance, the 8350 really doesn't show much of a difference paired up against an i5 3570k. Yeah the i5 wins in most gaming benchmarks, but it's only by around 5-10 FPS. Like I'm really going to notice a 5 FPS difference in game?

I would really appreciate it if you guys could leave any final suggestions or comments on my build! I'm open to all advice! I'm just counting down the days till I start ordering these parts! :bounce:

Thanks in advance guys! :)


(P.S. The 7950 I'm getting comes with a bundle where you get Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite for free. I'm selling the Bioshock Infinite code to my friend for $40 and I'm saving $60 on Crysis 3! :D So I'm basically getting a 7950 for $250 :lol: )
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  1. That ram!?

    Get this ram. $20 dollars cheaper and no difference in performance. :)
    G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

    Best SSD is Samsung 840 Pro.

    Do you plan to CROSSFIRE? DO YOU PLAN TO OC?/
  2. btw this xeon is rebranded i7 wihout iGPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117286
    not for 100 extra :)

    and maybe samsung ssd is more reliable http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7pc128bww
  3. cutebeans said:
    That ram!?

    Get this ram. $20 dollars cheaper and no difference in performance. :)
    G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

    Best SSD is Samsung 840 Pro.

    Do you plan to CROSSFIRE? DO YOU PLAN TO OC?/

    Thanks for the RAM suggestion! But the Samsung 840 Pro is $20 more. This Kingston SSD has faster read and write speeds.

    I don't plan on OCing my CPU, at least not now. I will be OCing my 7950 but I will never be running a Crossfire/SLI setup. Too many problems. I will only ever run a single GPU setup.
  4. AMD Radeon said:
    btw this xeon is rebranded i7 wihout iGPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117286
    not for 100 extra :)

    and maybe samsung ssd is more reliable http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7pc128bww

    Aren't those Xeon CPU's for like home or business servers?
  5. You can easily run it with a 500~550w PSU then
  6. cutebeans said:
    You can easily run it with a 500~550w PSU then
    620w to be on the safe side. Seasonic + Fully modular :D
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  7. Any more suggestions?
  8. Here's my rig..........

    Cabinet : HAF 912
    Processor : AMD FX 8350
    Motherboard : MSI 990FX-GD65
    RAM : Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9) x2
    Internal Hard Drive : WD Caviar Green 2 TB (WD20EARX)
    SMPS : Corsair Gaming SeriesGS700 - 700 W
    Cabinet Cooler : Cooler Master Silent FAN 120 SI2
    Processor Cooler : Corsair Hydro H60
    Graphic Card : MSI AMD R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5
    KeyBoard & Mouse : Logitech Keyboard & Mouse
    DVD Writer : LG / Samsung
  9. NZXT Source 210 Elite Black Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146078

    SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

    G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C10D-16GAB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231560

    SAPPHIRE 100354XTL Radeon HD 7870 XT w/Boost 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024

    SanDisk Ultra Plus SDSSDHP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for Notebook

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171740

    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

    These are some more value/quality choices that can save you some dollars without loosing perfomance! 8320 is the same chip with 8350, the motherboard is great for O/C (8+2 Phases), the 7870 tahity le is only ~3% less powerful than 7950 and it's super value! That's all ;)
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