The 8350 isn't too bad, it gives the 2500k and 3450k a run for their money. performance does lack quite a bit in some games and benches compared to the Intel builds though.
Still, for the cost of the 8350 and the money you save on AMD motherboards, you do still get good bang for your buck.
Shame AMD doesn't have anything to compete against Haswell till late this year, early next year. Would be nice to see some serious competition between AMD and Intel again. It would be good all round and would bring prices down/make them more competitive and give them both reason to release faster and better CPUs, instead of drip feeding us tiny improvements each year.
NZXT Switch 810 - i5 2500K - Gigabyte Z68 UD3H - 8GB 1600mhz Mushkin Blackline - Zotac 970 GE - Crucial MX100 256GB SSD - Samsung F3 1TB HDD - Corsair H100 - Corsair HX850 - Asus VE247H
PC Audio: Asus Xonar STX - AKG K702 - Sennheiser HD650.
Portable Audio: FiiO X3II - Audiofly AF140 - Etymotic ER4s - Fidue A83.