I'd look for a deal on an i3 and spend more on the GPU if gaming is the most taxing thing you will do. Especially if you don't wish to OC. With your budget you can put a nice system together, and could spend considerably less if you use cheaper parts on sale.
Start looking now... don't wait for BF if you see a good deal.
If you want the cheapest bang for your buck, look for an Intel Pentium G3258 + motherboard combo for around $100. Something like this would have been ideal for you. When shopping for motherboards, look for a Z97 motherboard if you can so you can still overclock i5/i7 K processors and be compatible with Broadwell CPUs should you choose to upgrade in the future.
In terms of performance, an overclocked G3258 will perform faster than a stock FX-8350 in most benchmarks that favor 1-2 threads. In games that favor 3 or more cores, the shear power of an overclock G3258 can have it run as fast as an 8-core FX-8350, though the minimum framerates in those titles will be lower overall.
At the $100 price point and the willingness to overclock, there is no point in looking at higher priced Pentium or i3 CPUs as an overclocked G3258 will perform faster or as fast as any of these more expensive options in almost every single benchmark.
If you feel you need support for multi-threaded apps, you can go with an FX-8300/FX-8310 (skip FX-6300) for around $100 (link1/link2 and use $25 off $125 from MasterPass to match these expired deals) and buy a quality 970[newegg.com]/990[newegg.com] chipset motherboard for around $60-$75 plus a quality air cooler for around $25. This would be the next best bang for your buck build option since nothing will match the G3258 except an i5 or i7, which unless on sale, will set you back at least $200-$300 for the CPU alone plus cost of the motherboard.
The downside with AMD is that it has slower cores vs Intel and consumes more electricity and runs hotter. However, a good 3rd party cooler will take care of the heat and power usage for an average user will run you an extra $4-$10 a year depending on usage and cost of electricity. This can be mitigated by simply using balanced vs high performance in the power option settings, turning off the computer when not needed, using sleep or hibernate function when appropriate, etc.
Note: The motherboards I linked, while the cheapest lack USB 3.0 headers, so only have USB 3.0 in the rear. Also, if you want mATX or iTX, you won't find a 970/990 chipset motherboard in those sizes. Also whether you overclock an AMD FX-83xx series or not, make sure the motherboard has VRM heatsinks to avoid a premature death of your motherboard.
Deals have been popping up already. If you see something you like, get it. Chances are you may only save a few more bucks Thanksgiving weekend, but use forums, Camel, and PCPartPicker to see how the price stacks up.
I've grabbed RAM and a PSU so far. Working on zeroing in on a case to track. Tracking storage already. Processor will depend on what deal pops up, and then I'll get a mobo for whatever processor it is. I think I want to go quad core, but still on the fence between saving a few bucks with AMD or going with an i5. Wish I had a Frys around to snag the i7 deal they had last week.
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