My first PC

I'm planning on building my very first PC. Can get I get opinions on what should i use and what I should change out, and what to keep.

AMD FD6300WMHKBOX FX-6300 6-Core Processor Black Edition
MSI Computer Corp. A88XM-E45 Motherboards
Gigabyte GTX 960 Overclocked 4 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card GV-N960WF2OC-4GD
Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS certified Power Suppy
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800)
WD Blue 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive
Samsung SATA 1.5 Gb-s Optical Drive, Black SH-224DB/BEBE
Azza SIRIUS CSAZ-206S Mid Tower Computer Case, Black

I'm very close to getting these parts but I want to know if they are worth it. Please help me out as a newbie. Thank you guys so much

the FX6300 cpu is an AM3+ socket cpu, and it will not fit on an X88X FM2+ motherboard unfortunatly.

For en FX6300 cpu, you need an AM3+ motherboard like Msi 970A Gaming.
For an FM2+ X88X mobo, you could go with an Athlon X4 860K cpu for example.

What is your budget if i may ask?

Thank you so much for pointing that out. I think i didnt rsearch hard enough. Im running on about a 700$ budget at the moment. Any suggestions?
i5, 280x, ssd, 1tb hdd, xfx psu, ok'ish mb, mediocre case.

Use pcpartpicker.

GA-990FXA-UD3 (use promo MBL150422)

Get some avexir ram. usually inexpensive.


Upgrade capability. Not much performance increase in gaming for using dual channel over single channel.
That said, doubt he'll end up using 32GB or even 20GB of RAM.

for gaming there is not realy any diffrence between single and dual channel ram indeed.

i made 2 intel builds, one is a bit over the $700,- price tag.
And the other sits arround the $700,- price tag..

Option 1:
Option 2:

Can anyone grade this for me. I decided to use the link sent by you guys and it actually made the job easier for me. How does this look?

Once again, thanks guys.

I've seen your options and #1 is a bit too much on my end, but I really like it and willing to consider it. Option #2 really has my attention. But what about this It's based off your 2 options. (decided to go with intel rather then amd)

The 280x is a better card than the GTX960 with more VRAM, which is becoming very important as games are starting to use more than 2gb at ultra settings.
The only advantage of the 960 is efficiency.