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I am planning on building my first gaming PC this summer. My budget is 1600 dollars. I'm also looking into the possibility of creating YouTube videos and bit coin mining and I plan to overclock the cpu and gpu. I have a current build planned but nothing is set in stone and no brand loyalties. I'm interested in what will work well within my budget.

My gaming preferences vary from games such as Starcraft, Skyrim, Deus Ex, Fallout, Battlefield, Total War, BioShock, and Minecraft.

I already have the operating system and a1tb hard rive. Any advice would be most appreciated, do not be afraid to rip apart my build.
Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 14
Would you consider Intel cpus? They're generally better performers for gaming.
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post #3 of 14
Looks pretty good thumb.gif One thing is that i heard (i'm no expert) is that Nvidia cards are terrible at bit coin mining. You might wanna consider that before you buy if that is important to you.
    
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post #4 of 14
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I'm open to anything. I have no preference, I just chose the 8350 because some friends of mine recommended it. What did you have in mind?
post #5 of 14
If you can manage $25 more on the cpu I would recommend the i5 3570k. Better in almost every way than the AMD especially in gaming.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/11/06/amd-fx-8350-review/6
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post #6 of 14
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Hmm i'll have to take that into consideration. The bit coin mining thing was only a very small possibility.
post #7 of 14
Honestly an i5 would do. Sandy bridge and Ivy bridge are still great, if you want to be more future resistant get haswell (i7 4770K) and the new socket and mobo to go with it.
Edited by Colossus1090 - 6/7/13 at 8:24pm
    
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post #8 of 14
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That was the other cpu I was looking at. My only concern is that with both next gen consoles running AMD hardware the next gen games may work better on AMD systems. Also this video was another reason as to why I chose the 8350.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4et7kDGSRfc
post #9 of 14
You should pick another case. I think the HAF is overpriced. Look at NZXT Phantom or something.

Get a better PSU. Look for a Rosewill Capstone 550W. If you want to SLI in the future, get 650W.

8350 and 3570k trade blows in games. There's no reason to switch. Support AMD so they can continue their improvements.
post #10 of 14
I wouldn't make a decision on the purchase of the cpu based on one video or review. There's other videos that give different results in performance for the same games mentiooned in the video you posted. In fact most reputable reviewing sites have the i5 edging out or completely crushing the AMD in most games.

Here's linus's comparison video (one of the many out there):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs25ZkAS-gY
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