I will be buying a new computer soon, done some research, and here's what I ended up having with the amount of money I have. The 2nd one is a gift for my brother, I don't have much left, just something that can replace his Pentium 4 PC. Any suggestion/lesson would be grately appriciated!
PC1: pretty good stuff. After looking at the motherboard, I can see why you might want the extra RAM, but I don't think it would be worth it to get 16. 8GB is all you really need in gaming, and you have enough left over for other stuff. You would be better off geting some cheaper RAM, and maybe a sencond SSD to run in raid 0 (double speed!). Also that ram is not really compatible with your system, it runs at 1.6v, on intel (and AMD?) you can only have 1.5v. It's also excesvely fast.
Also, do you really need two TB? thats alot, and you can always upgrade later (and for cheaper).
One last thing. Would it be more powerful if I grab an AMD CPU that have the same price point as the i5-3570k since I'm getting an AMD GPU? Maybe something like the fx-8350 then crossfire it with the HD 7970? Can I do that? What do you think?
well I wouldn't say you should buy an intel cpu for gaming, because a regular quad core amd one works just fine for gaming, does not impact performance whatsoever...just lay off of the apus and you should be fine. try looking for a phenom x4 or quad core piledriver or something in that general area.
for the pc on which you'll be editing videos (pc1) I do recommend an i5...better price/performance ratio.
On Battlefield it looks good, but on Skyrim it tanks. I would play it safe and buy Intel. I love AMD, and I would love it if they came out with a gaming processor, but theise just arnt it. Maybe the Phenoms, I haven't really looked at those.