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Thinking of switching over, where do I start?

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Finally ready to move on from this i3-2120, I've got that itch for something more. I made the move from Green to Red gpu-wise a few months ago and I'm really enjoying the 7950, so I figured why not do the same with the processor. Viva variety, right? I'm thinking this i3 and the motherboard are going to go into the girlfriend's rig to replace her old i3-540 and $30 mobo. If that weren't the case, I'd just move up to an i5, so this is where I'm at.

Thinking the 8350 looks good, but I really know nothing. It'll be used for gaming primarily, BF4 being the most demanding game I'm playing now. Overclocking may have to wait until I figure out what case I'll move into further down the line and whether I go water or air. So for now, I need something fairly basic that's going to push past the 2120. I'd like to keep a few suggestions around of what I should have my eye on during Black Friday this time around.

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The FX-8350 is a damn good chip IMHO.

My advice:

-Don't skimp on the power supply
-Get a 990FX based board like Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev4
-Get lots of RAM, you'll find a use for it :-)
-Get an aftermarket cooler. I like my good 'ol Arctic Freezer 13 but there are better ones for a few more $$$.

My desktop publishing rig could be a good base and throw a bigger PSU and GPU in to make a nice gaming setup.
RYZEN
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming AMD Vega Frontier Edition Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB DDR4 CMK64GX4M4A2400C16 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A bunch of swappable SSDs LG BD-ROM Thermaltake CL-P039-AL12BL-A Contac Silent Windows 7 for Work, Windows 10 for Games and Mi... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Korean 32" 4K 324K Generic mechanical rainbow LED lit eVGA 850 G2 AZZA Helios 910 CSAZ-910 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 T1 24BIT Tube USB DAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6350 FX-Series 6-Core Black Edition ASRock MB-990EX4 Socket AM3 / AMD 990FX/ AMD Qu... 2x XFX Radeon 390x 4x (16gb) CORSAIR XMS3 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM D... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A whole lot of swappable SSDs ASUS 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe and ... ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, CPU Cooler - Intel... Windows 7 & Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Insignia 32" LED 1080p HDTV (32D512NA15)  Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Blu... EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2, 80+ GOLD 750W Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case Ca... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming... Oversized 17-1/4 x 13-3/4 Bluegears BGI-HDAXM-G HDA Digital X-Mystique 7.... 
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RYZEN
(14 items)
 
SECONDARY
(15 items)
 
OFFICE PC
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming AMD Vega Frontier Edition Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB DDR4 CMK64GX4M4A2400C16 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A bunch of swappable SSDs LG BD-ROM Thermaltake CL-P039-AL12BL-A Contac Silent Windows 7 for Work, Windows 10 for Games and Mi... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Korean 32" 4K 324K Generic mechanical rainbow LED lit eVGA 850 G2 AZZA Helios 910 CSAZ-910 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 T1 24BIT Tube USB DAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6350 FX-Series 6-Core Black Edition ASRock MB-990EX4 Socket AM3 / AMD 990FX/ AMD Qu... 2x XFX Radeon 390x 4x (16gb) CORSAIR XMS3 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM D... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A whole lot of swappable SSDs ASUS 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe and ... ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, CPU Cooler - Intel... Windows 7 & Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Insignia 32" LED 1080p HDTV (32D512NA15)  Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Blu... EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2, 80+ GOLD 750W Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case Ca... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming... Oversized 17-1/4 x 13-3/4 Bluegears BGI-HDAXM-G HDA Digital X-Mystique 7.... 
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