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I am wanting to build a AMD system to use as a HTPC and to game and handbrake on. I was thinking 6300 or 8320


I have NO idea about chipsets or mb's for AMD anymore.

All I really want you to help me with is the:


CPU
MB


I am planning to get a 7950 for $160, 2x4 gigs of 1600 mhz ram, WD 1tb ezex and a 500 watt psu

So suggestions??
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You could get the FX 6350 for $140. Pair it with a decent motherboard. It should be able to manage the 7950 at default clocks.

A good CPU Cooler.

These are the FX side of things, which use the AM3 socket from AMD which as per AMD still has ~2 years before EOL.

Then there are APU's which use FM2 socket which again are made to be used in a HTPC environment. But since you said you would be using it for gaming, i doubt the APU would be of much use.
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FX8320+ good 970/990 chipset amd am3+ mobo
asus M5A97-EVO or Asus M5A99X-EVO and good cooler, mugen 3/4, ninja 3, etc
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350@4.8Ghz Asus 990FX Crosshair V Formula -Z XFX Radeon RX480 XXX OC 8GB 2x2GB Kingston low profile 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2X4GB Kingston low prpfile Crucial M500 240gb 1TB wd caviar green 500gb seagate 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2TB Seagate Corsair H100i GTX windows 7 Professional 64bit Samsung 32" 1360x768 TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510s Super Flower Golden Green 750W Rosewill Armor Evo Gigabyte m6900 
Mouse PadAudio
Qpad CT Medium @Jimm's Print Kingston HyperX Cloud 
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