Help me review my PC build! Suggestions please?

flipstahhh

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Hey guys, I have been planning to upgrade for a while and I believe it is time. My primary use will be for gaming. I play Arma 3 the most, along with CS:GO, BF4 and more. With that said, for a budget, I will be looking around $600. Planning to have with build done within the next month or so, hoping to last around 3-4 years. I have been researching and came up with these parts. Suggestions and comments are welcome! More than welcomed to suggest an Intel build similar to this in this price range Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/flipstah/saved/360V

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax Helios ATX-819WB ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Dell S2340L 60Hz 23.0" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $586.67

or maybe even this

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/flipstah/saved/360L

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.28 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Raidmax Helios ATX-819WB ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply ($0.00)
Monitor: Dell S2340L 60Hz 23.0" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $625.97
 

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CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Raidmax Helios ATX-819WB ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $629.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-12 21:43 EST-0500)
better gpu worse cpu. Little over budget but probably worth it. Cpu really doesnt help much in gaming so ya
 

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CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Raidmax Helios ATX-819WB ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $629.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-12 21:43 EST-0500)
better gpu worse cpu. Little over budget but probably worth it. Cpu really doesnt help much in gaming so ya
 

realchaos

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The Athlon will bottleneck, despite the fact that processors don't help much in games.
The Athlon is meant for budget rigs paired with low-mid end gpus. The fact that it lacks L3 Cache means that it will bottleneck the GTX 770.
 

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Yeah I was thinking that athlon would bottleneck also. Those cases do looks pretty nice chaos. Im on the edge between the two builds.. I keep debating my decisions
 

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Yeah those cases are better options. Raidmax cases are low quality and possibly the worst case manufacturer because they use flimsy steel and side panel windows. They try to attract buyers with their "cooler" look and cheaper price tag, but of course it's cheaper for a reason.
 

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Not really. At this budget, AMD offers a very solid platform for your needs. An Intel build will be either: more expensive or weaker in games.
 

flipstahhh

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True that. Alright, I might go with the AMD build then. The 8320 shouldn't bottleneck the 760 right?
 

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