First Time Build Help

Hey guys,

After months of research and reading reviews i have made 2 builds (intel & amd). I plan on buying the parts once i finish saving up, hopefully this summer. My current budget is $2000 max including tax/warranty etc. Please let me know if my build selections are good enough for gaming (Bf3, blackops2, crysis 3 etc.) and also editing (photoshop, adobe premier, adobe effects etc.). All the prices are taken from amazon, newegg, ncix and canada computers.
Intel Build: Parts List

Fractal Design R4 $109
Intel i7 3770k $320
Asus P8Z77-V $190
Evga Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost SC $180
Bequiet Dark Rock 2 $75
Kingston HyperX Blu 8gb $70
Samsung 840 Pro 128 SSD $130
WD Black 1TB $95
Corsair HX Series HX850 $140
Asus Optical Drive $20
Windows 7 Professional $120

AMD Build: Parts List

Corsair 650d $145
AMD FX8350 $200
Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z $239
Asus Geforce Gtx 660 $199
Bequiet Dark Rock 2 $75
Gskills Ripjaws 8gb $70
Samsung 850 Pro 128 SSD $130
WD Black 1TB $95
Corsair AX860i $230
Asus Optical Drive $20
Windows 7 Professional $120

Should i go with the Intel Build or AMD Build? Please provide comments, suggestions and advice.


Create your build in pcpartspicker, sorting through a block of text like this is a pain in the ass, and it makes it more difficult to determine if you are getting your money's worth.



I couldnt really tell, but I see your only graphic card is a 650 Ti.... If you plan to games, I'd restart with the whole thing.


I'd gladly be able to help if you space it out, though.