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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.
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RYZEN
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OFFICE PC
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20TB_HOMENAS
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1700X ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming XFX 390x Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB DDR4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A bunch of swappable SSDs LG BD-ROM Thermaltake CL-P039-AL12BL-A Contac Silent Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Generic Korean 32" 4K Generic mechanical rainbow LED lit SeaSonic G Series 550-Watt AZZA Helios 910 CSAZ-910 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 T1 24BIT Tube USB DAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 255 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 Radeon X300 Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX 
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