if you get a decent mobo you can OC the CPU, and also have the possibility of getting a better one in the future.Originally Posted by modernsonicfan
i have just about everything except the mobo and the cpu!, and it will be mostly for games
i already have a great gpu too
While your arguments are good and detailled, I'd still go for a fx-6300.Originally Posted by iinversion
Considering you will need a fairly decent motherboard and a CPU cooler for the FX 6300(for overclocking), here is a comparison of the costs.
Looking at this, the i3 build is actually cheaper due to not needing a CPU cooler. Without the addition of a CPU cooler with the FX, the price is basically the same.
I see no reason not to go the i3 route at this time, as you also have a viable upgrade path.