Games I play at the moment - League of Legends (Low settings 40-60FPS), Hearthstone (No Lag). Games I want to play - Rust (ATM, everything low, all grass off (20-25 fps ish), World of Warcraft (I haven't played WoW since Cata, but I remember my computer wasn't too bad playing it), Minecraft (Minecraft is scratchy to play). Also I would look forward to playing other games depending on how well my computer could run it.
CPU - I have my mind set on the AMD FX-6300, I think that will do me good for a bit, should I be a step-ahead and go on to buying the 8320?
GPU - I haven't set my mind on anything, hopefully you guys can help me narrow down the best one for my budget.
Mobo - I think the Asus M5A97 R2.0 (Non LE) will be a good motherboard, if anyone objects please justify and recommend.
I don't need - Monitor(1440x900), Mouse, Keyboard, Windows 7 Home Premium
Questions - Will I be able to run games like Rust fine? How big of an improvement will this be from my current computer build?
Also - Also, I don't know if its necessary,but if its safe, I would be willing to try overclocking a little bit if it helps.
Thanks for the help in advance. I'd really like to get this right!
When someone mentions anything about future games, I'll always recommend a socket that has options for the future. This board has a lot of great options like SATA III, USB 3.0, and 4 DIMM slots, so it will last you a long time. If you overclock the CPU, which is another great feature of the board, you can easily reach the power of the 6300. Rust is a pain because it runs on an engine that, quite frankly, is poor optimized. I threw a 660 in there to be safe, and you should be able to play Rust on close to max settings.
If you can't afford it, you can always drop down to a 650 Ti, although that is a really good price for a 660.
I mean It would be okay if I would be able to run Rust at medium settings with 60 fps, I'm not really a quality junkie or anything. I've been playing low res games for most of my life. Is the Athlon you recommended better then the 6300?
Go with the FX-6300 then and the motherboard you chose, because it is a bit faster. Socket AM3+ is kind of a dead socket, so if you want to upgrade in the future, you are probably going to have to buy a new motherboard to upgrade to anything worth the money.