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OK then, I would stick to a 990FX board as was suggested above. ASUS is a good brand, I would suggest the Sabretooth as to me it has a great feature set without spending over $200. Ive been seeing them for ~$160 which is a great price IMO. It is not the only quality board in that range but it is a good one that im familiar with. I cant see what the other ASUS board was going to run you, its says the website is down for maintenance.

Any thoughts on budget for the rest of the system? WE love to help others spend their money biggrin.gif


For reference here's a newegg link to the Asus I'm considering in case Pcpartpicker is still down http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131851&cm_re=ASUS_M5A99FX-_-13-131-851-_-Product and my current motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873&cm_re=m5a97-_-13-131-873-_-Product

As for the rest of the system, I was thinking about an AMD r9 390 8gb videocard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202164&cm_re=390-_-14-202-164-_-Product or the GTX 970 4gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121926&cm_re=ASUS_GeForce_GTX_970-_-14-121-926-_-Product or even a 290x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131665&cm_re=PowerColor_PCS%2b_Radeon_R9_290X-_-14-131-665-_-Product

Also, trying to figure out if it'd be best to stick with my AMD 6300 cpu, or upgrade to a slightly better 8350/8370, or splurge and go for the 9590 which is as far as I know the best AMD currently on the market. I'm just concerned whether it would be worth it or outdated soon.

I want to be sure that whatever I buy would be a good decision for "future proofing" since these are pricier than I first intended to spend when building my pc the first time. I thought the r9 390 might be a better choice for the future with the 8gb of memory. And I'm torn on the CPU, thinking maybe I ought to upgrade my current AMD fx6300 and try to sell it for some money back before it's obsolete. But ofc I realize that it's very hard to say for sure!

Thanks everyone for the discussion so far!
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Also, trying to figure out if it'd be best to stick with my AMD 6300 cpu, or upgrade to a slightly better 8350/8370, or splurge and go for the 9590 which is as far as I know the best AMD currently on the market. I'm just concerned whether it would be worth it or outdated soon.

Most current games, can't really use more than 6 cores. There are some exceptions. If you can get FX 8 core and sell your 6 core, then it's best. If not and you plan to upgrade to Zen, you could stay with FX6 core. If you intend to stay with FX for long time, better get the 8 core, as newer games are more likely to use more cores and well, it's better having 4 FPUs than 3... FX8 cores perform a bit better than 6 cores usually in all games with 4 threads or above.

Just get the cheapest 8 core you can get. No reason to pay for the more expensive ones, as you can overclock them all. Get the 8320E if you can. It's newer part that should overclock with less voltage.
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Most current games, can't really use more than 6 cores. There are some exceptions. If you can get FX 8 core and sell your 6 core, then it's best. If not and you plan to upgrade to Zen, you could stay with FX6 core. If you intend to stay with FX for long time, better get the 8 core, as newer games are more likely to use more cores and well, it's better having 4 FPUs than 3... FX8 cores perform a bit better than 6 cores usually in all games with 4 threads or above.

Just get the cheapest 8 core you can get. No reason to pay for the more expensive ones, as you can overclock them all. Get the 8320E if you can. It's newer part that should overclock with less voltage.

Thanks for the advice, although I have to admit, now that I've read everyone elses' replies in this thread, I'm now strongly considering switching to intel instead. Seems like it'd be the better choice for the long haul.
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I would definitely go intel at the moment unless you're willing to wait for zen. As things stand intels i3s are faster than 8 core FXs in quite a lot of games... (Although games are slowly starting to make use of more threads). In terms of choosing a board think of multi GPU support, sata/m2 support, sound quality, lan, USB and overclocking support to name a few. If you go intel then a mid range Z170 will be packed with features.
    
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