Ordering this weekend last looks appreciated

I've been leaning towards finally making the move over to PC gaming.  And, after seeing what Sony and Microsoft have to offer for the "next" gen consoles.  I have decided to go ahead and take the leap.   Here is what I'm thinking about running let me know what you think any thoughts would be appreciated.  My budget is $1,000 don't want to really go over.  This will be focused towards gaming with some coding happening on the side. Thanks for taking the time. 

I did find the OS keys coming straight from the MSDN and spoke with multiple that have purchased from site or should I just buy retail?



Here's the build I'll be ordering this weekend


If you can stretch your budget, I would suggest going with an octacore processor, and 99x motherboard:



Otherwise, I think your build looks really neat. I can see that you have done a fair amount of homework on this. Though, I would replace the PSU with the XFX 550W, and replace the motherboard with the M5A97 R2.0


The XFX is better quality, and it's almost silver rated for efficiency. At >85%. Whereas the CM unit is 80%.

A better case wouldn't hurt. You could get a bit more silent operation, or a bit more air flow.

You should really be using Windows 8, as it has better multi-thread support.

Do NOT get the eXtreme PSUs.  That line of PSUs use low quality components and spew out hot air like a heater.  Well, at least mine did.  I replaced mine with an XFX one of similar wattage, and it's been great.

Something like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VspG

CPU: FX-8350.  Getting an octacore processor would be a good idea.  Managed to fit this under the budget.

MOBO: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard.  Stated above.

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler.  The + and EVO have a 1-2c difference; it's almost negligible.

GPU: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card.  The card which is pretty much the R9 280X.  Cheaper.

PSU: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply.  Stated above.

Just my 0.02

Sorry for the late response.  I was well.. let's say inebriated when I wrote this post.  LOL  Just came back to the site and saw that there was responses extremely fast!!  I thank you for that wish I had remembered I posted here with some caution to the build.  Berserker funny that I look back now and see that I did change the Mobo to your recommendation.  And, to the both of you I wish I had remembered that I posted here because I should have changed the PSU face palmed myself later down the road.  Because the MOBO needed the EATX 8 pin for CPU but only had the 4+4 pin so am only running off of the 4 pin that plugged closest to CPU.  I also ran into an issue with the Bios everytime I would click to go into it would get a black screen.  I cleared the CMOS, pulled battery, ran with one ram, etc..  Then finally had a drink while I was sipping on that lovely knowledge extender {LOL} I thought maybe it's in a certain Resolution that this (viewing device) dosen"t cover "still waiting on monitor".  Started plugging into all monitors and tv's I had low and behold the 55'' was my saviour and I was able to finish my build without anymore headaches.  Brought to you from a noob builder that used common sense to accomplish his goals.  Thank you for the fast fixes just my love for inebriation blocked my memory of what I did.  Or, I could just blame it on the multiple TBI and PTSD diagnoses I've already received..  LOL   Love the Tek and thank you for convincing me to leave the console.