My current completed build as of 2015. Total estimated cost: $2464.41
*Still need to cable manage.
*Screensaver is being replaced.
Honestly no offense here but terrible part choices. A 980 ti with a CX POWER SUPPLY!!!!!!! that think WILL blow up. Also the bottleneck with an 8 core amd will be immense and your killing that poor gpus performance. I'm not a fanboy towords anything as I have an 8350 but I get bottlenecks with a 680 and a 980 ti it's gonna be terrible. Sorry for the rant just wanted you to know.
I am planning to replace the 8370 in the future, I am waiting to replace the motherboard for that though.
I'd agree with the PSU part, but you make it sound like his CPU is quite literally killing the system, which is not. Being a gaming machine, the 8350 compares favorably with with unlocked Intel i5 types. I have no idea where your bottlenecks are coming from, but your CPU is not the issue at hand.
I am just going to suggest an overclock to like 4.5ghz or so on that coy that took care of all my bottlenecks. I really got like 10 fps more in games.
I too agree with the Power Supply comment but lost me on the bottlenecks. You are deceived by the hype, GPU performance is only marginally affected, and I say that after much testing, by the CPU. You will still get insane frames with this build and play all the triple a titles on maxed settings. This CPU is a beast.
Now if you want to pay $300-$700 more for your rig then by all means go with Intel. unless you doing professional level editing of hours of footage. Designing with CAD or other intensive and demanding design software you don't need it. This processor will more than handle most enthusiast level needs.
Ok so don't get me wrong I have an 8350 but comparing that to my friends 4790k it's like night and day in performance. Many slower cores does not equal fewer cores that are faster. It is actually fact the slower cores won't lead as much fps as faster cores. And when you are trying to use some of the fastest gpus essentially ever made paired with an essentially budget processer. It won't scale well. The gpus are almost definitely going to be at about 40-60 percent usage not yeild in you all the power of such a machine. After spending so much on a rig it only seems reasonable to at least use it to its full potential. And as for price look at the 4590 it's 159 and that's cheaper than the 8350 and won't bottleneck you as much and will just be well better.
You honestly can't tell me that something made in essentially 2011 can keep up with new 2015 hardware. Just look at gpus for instance compare a gtx 580 to a gtx 980 insane difference.
liquid cooling will help ur cpu a lot if u plan to overclock(which u should :P)