Need help with building a budget gaming rig

Hi all,

I see many incredibly helpful answers and advice here, which is why I'm posting here myself.

I'm looking to build a budget gaming pc build, primarily to play SWTOR. Now I have no plans to OC anything as I have no experience doing that, nor do I need to play everything on ultra high settings. That said, I've been looking at the following CPU and GPU:

AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz
SAPPHIRE 100366-2L Radeon R7 260X 2GB

I plan to reuse my old case, the hard drive and Corsair CX500 PSU (unless you think I should upgrade it). So my question is which motherboard would go well with this. Alternatively, if you guys have a better suggestion regarding the CPU and GPU, but in roughlythe same price range, I will be incredibly grateful (I'm something of a noob when it comes to selecting the parts...). My budget for the CPU, GPU, MOBO, and RAM (I need to buy that too) should hopefully not exceed 400 € (which is roughly 550 USD).

Any advice is much appreciated!
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  1. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/BAssim/saved/3Rvv

    Keep the rest of your stuff.

    You can sell off your old PSU and use this one now.

    The card will run every game at high to ultra settings.
  2. Good stuff (especially the new card)! Now, since I'm having trouble finding the mobo and the ram you chose where I live (not the US), could you suggest any similar alternatives?
    Thanks again
  3. what is your case ?
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (€97.90 @ Caseking)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (€16.48 @ Alternate)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (€59.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (€71.85 @ Alternate)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (€197.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Case: Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case (€38.20 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (€3.90 @ Caseking)
    Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (€3.90 @ Caseking)
    Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (€3.90 @ Caseking)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€54.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Total: €548.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-25 13:21 CET+0100)
    sell everything from you old PC and just keep the HDD
  5. Wonderful. Thanks again!
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