Buddy has a $300 budget. 

All he really wants is CPU, Memory and Motherboard. Everything else, he has. AMD build. Microcenter is just down the road from us and we can pick it up in 18mins. Also they have a $50 off any AMD+ board with purchase of AMD+ Processor. Like to keep it upgradable. 


Was Thinking:

CPU - FX 8350

Memory - Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1866. 1866MHz, CL 9-10-9-27, 1.5V

MotherBoard -  Biostar TA970XE - overclocked.. (it's in the name)

The motherboard is my only concern really, this is a budget build and I've had two Biostar motherboards that lasted 6 plus years. 

Any suggestions?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138348 heres link from newegg... Feedback is mostly positive.

Read all feedbacks and decide. That motherboard in US costs only 70$. IDK if you are from USA.

This would be a better option:

CPU: FX 8350 - http://www.microcenter.com/product/401795/FX_8350_4GHz_AM3_Black_Edition_Boxed_Processor

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 - http://www.microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Sport_8GB_DDR3-1600_(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 - http://www.microcenter.com/product/382895/990FX_Extreme3_Socket_AM3_990FX_ATX_AMD_Motherboard