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You could save money by going with a Core i5 instead of the AMD 8000 series. Look for prices and benchmarks of the latest in the i5 series. Unless you do a lot of video editing, you won't benefit much from the i7 in other programs that are not that intensive on CPU. Also, the i5 line up had an edge over the 8000 series in gaming in the last comparisons I saw a while ago.
If you can afford it, get an i7 if you plant to keep that setup longer or plan getting more into video editing. Try comparing the i5 prices and see if the savings are better spent on a better mobo or a nicer case than what you already have in mind.
I would not wait for DDR4 right now. The new mobos, new CPU's and memory modules are not going to be cheap. The price will eventually go down but it could be a long time before that happens.
Just my two cents if that helps you.
Just my two cents.