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Out with the old (selling current rig) in with the new (To buy new rig!) ~$1000 budget

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So I was hoping to get a few ideas of what I should expect to sell my current gaming rig for, and then how I could best apply those funds for my next project!

Current Setup:

CASE: Corsair 500R (white)

MOBO: Asus Sabertooth 990fx

CPU: AMD FX-8150 safely OC'd to 4.5 ghz with factory water cooling setup (essentially a rebranded Kulher 920 I believe?

RAM: 8GB Gskill Sniper

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD

HDD(s): 1.5 TB Western Digital
1 TB Western Digital

GPU: ASUS Radeon 7950 Direct CU ii 4GB

PSU: Seasonic 750W PSU

Added several nice case fans and also two fans in push pull configuration on water cooler radiator

Many new games installed

I believe I have a buyer for the machine and I wanted to see what a reasonable price would be.,..

Now the important question! What components would best suit my new PC to be at least reasonably future proof (for 4k for instance) and also I want to build a setup that is quiet but powerful...I may even like to experiment with balancing having a horizontal HTPC-like case such as a silverstone or something of that nature, while still having room for components, cooling, etc...

My current setup is great however it makes a lot of noise and the 8150 is just a hard chip to keep cool in general, which results in high fan RPMs most of the time....

I have to this point been a strictly AMD guy because I like the way they overclock and I understand them... I have thought of the possibility of trying an intel build, as I've already built 3 AMD builds... so fans of each type feel free to explain why I should select either Intel or AMD once again! Thanks for all suggestions in advance!!!
Edited by RustyCage - 6/13/16 at 5:57pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150  Asus Sabertooth 990FX  ASUS Radeon 7850 Direct CU II 2GB Gskill Sniper F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4128 GB AMD 8150 Stock Water Windows 7 Ultimate Panasonic Viera 60" Plasma 
PowerCase
SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM2 750W ATX12V / EPS1... Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Steel 
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AMD FX-8150  Asus Sabertooth 990FX  ASUS Radeon 7850 Direct CU II 2GB Gskill Sniper F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4128 GB AMD 8150 Stock Water Windows 7 Ultimate Panasonic Viera 60" Plasma 
PowerCase
SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM2 750W ATX12V / EPS1... Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Steel 
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I would expect to get $400-500 for the machine.
Unfortunately, AMD and "future-proof" CPUs don't go well together. The most powerful AMD CPU as of today trades blows with an i5 from 2012. If you really want this computer to last a while, your budget would put you in the i7 6700k or i5 6600k line of CPUs. These will last at least five years, playing the latest games. There are plenty of people on this site still rocking their 6 year-old i5 2500k's. While AMD Zen might be the next great contender, we haven't seen any official results or release dates.

As for GPU, I would wait for the RX 480 and see where that takes the market.
RPI Compy
(14 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 ssd 128 GB Lg blu-ray combo drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
PowerCase
Raidmax 530w Silverstone Temjin 
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RPI Compy
(14 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 ssd 128 GB Lg blu-ray combo drive Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 
PowerCase
Raidmax 530w Silverstone Temjin 
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