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.
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!
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! So I'm basically getting a 7950 for $250 )
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