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I'm hoping to make the jump from console gaming to pc gaming and want to build my own rig. Im hoping to be able to play all current games at the highest settings and be able to do so in the near future. I have received opinions from many people and have done a decent amount of research and have come up with the following three builds:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/COPPINITSWEET/saved/1JEa

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/COPPINITSWEET/saved/1JE1

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/COPPINITSWEET/saved/1JDY

I also wondering if it would be worth overclocking and should I go for a cooler such as the noctua u12s. Also, is the power supply suitable?

Many thanks for anyone who can help!

Is overclocking worth it? If you want to pay an extra $100 or so + some of your time for superior CPU performance, then yes, yes it is. Now I see your purpose is gaming, so let me be succinct.

Build 1: A bunch of over-priced crap that looks good but won't actually give you any benefit in terms of real-world performance. Serious waste of monies here. Key offenders: fx-8350, top-end ASUS motherboard, 16gb of RAM. It'll perform well, sure, but no better than a computer $400 or so cheaper.

Build 2: Ok, still a little expensive, but reasonable. Could be much better.

Build 3: Bad. Older tech that's overly expensive anyway.

If you want a new build that will be either superior or cheaper, let me know what monitors you're using & what retailer you prefer. Frankly, with your budget & these build lists I'm assuming some ho-hum 1920x1080 monitor that's not going to look super amazing no matter how much money you put in the tower. What you should probably do is revamp your build with some actual price-performance considerations & add in a big new expensive monitor that'll actually use the hardware you're planning on buying.
    
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