Building PC Help/Suggestions

So I’m building my first computer.  I already have an Antec case and a 750W power supply from a computer I was given.

I was thinking of going with the:

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX

As it seems to look like the best value for the price.

And maybe the

MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


BIOSTAR TA990FXE AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Any thoughts?   Both look like they would be easy to OC if I wanted to.  *Any other suggestions for a motherboard?

ALSO… I was thinking of going with a Geforce 650 or 660 card.  Any suggestions for a Video card that is priced around $150-$200 (don’t really want to go above $200 but will if I need to)

This is not just a gaming rig.  I will be using for design (CS6, a little video processing, and a little 3D like Strata or Maya).  I also want to be running two screens at 1920x1080 for working (not essential for gaming)

I try to do as much research on these parts as possible but I am new to the PC building thing.

I would like to stay around $350 to $400 for these pieces. 


Well, I'm not to sure about this, but I think only Maya supports CUDA. They all support OpenGL, though, so I'd suggest getting a Radeon 7850 instead. Also, if you want to OC( or just don't want to get your parts fried), get a better mobo. MSI and Biostar aren't particularly the best( MSI usually has problems with their boards). Get either an ASRock, Gigabyte or ASUS

I believe most of CS6 uses CUDA, so it might be a better idea to go Nvidia, but you mustn't forget to Never Settle

Maya is not as important... But CS6 is essential.  So does that mean that CS6 wont work with a Radeon card?... or wont work as well? I know when I have used them both at school on a Mac they used NVida graphics.

 As for the motherboard I will look for a different one and forget about the two I posted... One question with the motherboard though... what is the micro board I keep seeing them?


And thanks Z and UberFefa for the help.

Oh, I read it as photoshop.

my bad I should have specified... Photoshop is very important, but I also use Illustrator and indesign most every day, as well as I’m learning Premier and aftereffects.

i'd suggest nvidia, because of cuda. get the msi board. try looking for a not too expensive 16gig ddr3 kit 

was just on adobe's website and it looks like nvidia has the best compatability with premier and aftereffects... and they might have problems with some Radeon cards.  

what you you guys think of :

EVGA 02G-P4-3651-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

or any better sugetions?

Get this instead. Or at least this

You'll be at $200 after rebate, superclocked.

in terms of the GPU try and push to the 660 if you can massive performance over the 650, if you are going for the 650 go for the 650ti to get the most out of it without much of a price increase.

for the proccessor it is a great proccessor for the money,and in my opinion the MSI motherboard looks nicer as ive had good previois experience with MSI always good.

that 660 is nice for $200

yea i have a friend with this board and she loves it