The Hyper 212 Plus is an older model heatpipe cooler. I don't think it's worth spending $30 on when there are so many coolers for only $10-20 more that are significantly better.
Zalman CNPS9900 Max,
CM Hyper 212 EVO,
CM Seidon 120V,
All around or under $50, all better than the plus by margins worth bothering with. The 212 Plus
is about half way between the performance of the stock cooler and the coolers listed above.
Stick with 850-1000W if you're planning to CFX and overclock everything but don't use that RAIDMAX PSU. With everything overclocked an FX-8350+280X+280X can dissipate ~900+W combined.
That Andyson made Raidmax PSU is over-rated on power and efficiency. Build quality is mediocre. Avoid.
FOr your white case build I recommend this PSU: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-power-supply-fdpsunt3w1000w
The ATNG made newton R3 is a pretty good performer for the money with decent build quality in the 1KW class and is available in white. The extra $80 spent here will allow you to comfortably do whatever you want overclocking wise with up to 2 X 280X GPUs.
I believe it would be in your best interest to look at the performance and implementation cost of the i5-4670K. I realize you're probably scratching your head wondering why I would recommend a more expensive 4 core for your needs over the less expensive 8 core. The simple answer is that core count and GHZ are meaningless unless they are comparing the same architecture. The non-hyperthreaded haswell core in an i5-4670K performs on par with an entire PileDriver module (2 AMD cores) when compared clock for clock. Realistically speaking, with most of those <$50 CPU coolers, the FX-8350 isn't going to get past ~4.6-4.7ghz. The same type of cooler on the i5-4670K will hit ~4.5ghz pretty reliably, which means, that the FX-8350 is only going to have the advantage in rare cases where all 8 cores are saturated with jobs. The moment the workload drops to 7 threads or less, the i5 is faster, and gets faster still with each reduction in parallelism. In games, where the workload rarely exceeds 3-4 meaningful threads, the i5-4670K can be up to 80% faster clock for clock than the FX-8350.
You may be wondering how it's possible for there to be such a huge discrepancy in per-core performance. The simple answer is that PileDriver was originally slated to compete with Nahalem. It's old CPU technology. The execution resources available to each core are very narrow compared to Haswell (about half).
Spending $50 more on the i5, would actually cut the peak power consumption of the machine by ~150W or more, which would make it possible to entertain 750-850W PSUs more seriously (holding open upgrade path to 2 X overclocked R9 280X's). That could cut the cost of the PSU compared to the ~1KW class monsters that should be considered for the FX build by $30-60+ easily, easily offsetting the higher cost of the i5. The i5 also reduces the demand for a nicer HSF for overclocking, as the i5 will usually OC to ~4.5ghz whether it is on a $30 HSF or $50 HSF. The FX-8350 is a bit more sensitive to the difference in cooler strength, as it dissipates twice as much power.
Here's how to do the i5 build:
(Note: I didn't see a HD or SSD in your original build, Assuming you don't need that? have something already?). I am just trying to match part for part here to show an alternative. If you forgot the storage in the original build, then you may have to re-think the budget a bit or re-think the part selection a bit.PCPartPicker part list
/ Price breakdown by merchant
/ BenchmarksCPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
($222.00 @ Amazon)
Or get it from microcenter for ~$180 if you have access, possibly with a MOBO combo with $50 off.CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X OPTIMA CPU Cooler
($29.99 @ TigerDirect)Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
($99.99 @ Newegg)
SLI and overclocking capable board just like the 990FX. Comes with nicer quality on-board sound than the EVO 990FX though, which may be nice if you use headphones.Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
($82.99 @ Newegg)
In $18 off combo special with GPU selected. Don't get too hung up on memory speeds, they aren't a significant factor in performance.Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card
($323.98 @ Newegg)
280X in combo with RAM above.Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
($37.99 @ Micro Center)
Did you have this selected because you have access to a microcenter? It's ~$50 from most places.Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
($136.17 @ Amazon)
Seasonic made PSU, fantastic quality.
~$960 before MIRS, $930 after. Notice that pretty much all of the added cost here is from the better quality PSU than the RAIDMAX, the i5's added cost was dissolved out by reducing the cost of the RAM/GPU in this build. If you have access to a Microcenter, the i5 would be even cheaper.(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-13 03:20 EDT-0400)Edited by mdocod - 4/13/14 at 12:31am