Motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM, CD/DVD Drive (Solved)

Hello to all the infomated people here! Looking for a little advice and a step closer to killing my consoled, lets do it!


Budget: $450 - $550 (includes shipping)

Country: USA

Retailer: Newegg

Peripherals: I have what I need.

What I use my PC for: Internet, Games, Movies, Storage, Server (vie PS3 media server)

Over clocking & Water cooling: In the future, but not at this time.

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire but not at this time.

Os: Win 7 Home Permium 64-bit

Type of games: Sandbox

Games: Skyrim, Fallout, GTA, Minecraft, Quake and everything else.


Other Notes - Parts that will be carryed over to new build.

PSU: SeaSonic S12ii 520w

SSD: 128gb Kinston SSDNow V200 Series

HDD: Samsung 250gb 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5tb 5900RPM

HS: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

Fans: 4x Enermax T.B. Silence 120mm 2x Nzxt 120mm

Case: Nzxt M59 ATZ Mid Tower


Now the parts I have been thinking of for the upgrade.

-Motherbored: 990FX series most likely Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0

I know the Gigabyte ud3 Northbridge runs hot, voltages are a little off for cpu & ram.

ASRock Extreame 4/5 are loaded but have also weak or failty usb support.

-CPU: FX-6300 looks good all around.

-GPU: HD 7770 series. Unless a better card would support my PSU and price.

-RAM: 2x4 8gb ddr3 Somthing low profile my Mushikin ram I have now is nanometers from touching my heatsink.

-CD/DVD: meh, something under $30


I have not yet set a time to compleat this project can be a wating game if i have to wait for prices to drop. At the farthest point i have set is Feb 2014.

Thank you for taking the time to read and advise!!

I would wait for Amd's new GPU's. Your PSU is completely fine.

Yeah, thats a possibility. (Hurry up and wait.)

Anyone else have an opinion, thoughts or recommendations?