Cpu & ram & mobo upgrade ! :d

hi guys,

I have already purchased a gtx 650 ti boost 2gb edition it's factory oc. my cpu ram and mobo are dead and obsolete. i have a intel core 2 quad q8200 @ 2.8 ghz + 4gb ddr2 all running on the xfx nForce 680i lt motherboard.

so all i need to do right now is to upgrade the CPU & RAM and of course motherboard. as far as ram goes the price of two followings has gone down [drastically]: 

1. <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0069OG1RM/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1A4V138BC32V08C9JJDD&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=430153987&pf_rd_i=468294">Crucial Tactical 8GB Kit</a>

2. <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0050119O0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i4?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1A4V138BC32V08C9JJDD&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=430153987&pf_rd_i=468294">G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws X</a>

so the g.skill runns at 2133 and the crucial ones run at 1866, i don't like g.skill specially the way it looks. :'( 

and for the MOBO and CPU i was thinking either: 

msi 990fxa-gd65 or msi 970a-g46 

fx-6300 / fx-8320 


so you guys tell me what's best, btw this isn't obviously gonna be a beat of a pc, as long as it runs for a year or two and i can play bf3, bo2, dota 2, bf4 on it i'll be happy 


i love intel but i can't afford intel right now :( 


btw for the msi 990fxa-gd65 there is v2 ... i couldn't find the v2 one, i assume that with a bios update the v1 also supports vishera series right ?! or what's the difference between v1 and v2 

Dont worry about ram speeds for gaming makes very little difference. Spend the money elsewhere. 1600mhz kits are more than fine.


Cheap combo, very average board so dont try to go mad with any overclocking, cpu will see you through a couple of gens.