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Build Upgrade- M5A99X EVO mobo, Ares 2x8GB memory, RX480 GPU, Asus Ve248Q Monitor

Summary
I'm interested in upgrading my computer as I built it on a budget 2&1/2 years ago. I want to know if I'm leaving any notable bottle necks (CPU most likely) and if there's any compatibility issues I've missed. I'm open to suggestions for alternate components/redesigns for my current build.

Preferred purchase timeframe: Within 2 weeks
Budget Range: $0-1000 before Shipping
System Purpose: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, 24" 1920x1080@144Hz is what I'd like.

Parts to Upgrade:
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Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($144.55 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB XXX OC Video Card ($334.99 @ Memory Express)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($199.95 @ Vuugo)


Preferred Website(s):Newegg, willing to order from other sites and buy locally to avoid additional costs.
Location: Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Part Preferences: Nvidia, Asus, and AMD (I've yet to have a bad experience).
Overclocking: Once I upgrade my motherboard(I've had some odd experiences with my current build, so I don't plan on testing the CPU until i have backup components).
SLI or Crossfire: In the future.

Current Build -ignore pricing
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($38.25 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($61.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.00 @ Vuugo)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N53 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 21.5" 60Hz Monitor ($135.99 @ PC Canada)
Total: $721.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-10 00:43 EDT-0400


Upgraded Build
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($144.55 @ Vuugo)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB XXX OC Video Card ($334.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N53 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($199.95 @ Vuugo)
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 21.5" 60Hz Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $764.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-10 00:32 EDT-0400



Additional Comments: I've looked into changing my build into an I5-6600K + an Alt. motherboard but the additional cost of $200-$400 is discouraging (The majority of motherboards that work with the 6600K support 280 pin DDR4, meaning I can't use the 8GBs of DDR3 I currently have). I also looked into getting a GTX 1060 in place of the RX 480 but was concerned with availability and lack of crossfire/SLI (meaning I'd have to buy a new GPU and ditch the 1060 when it became inadequate).

Also, my current monitor isn't directly compatible with Display Port/HDMI and I'm wondering if there's anything to be wary of if I use a Display Port to DL DVI-D(to VGA is also an option) adapter.
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    Your currently motherboard is going to be iffy when you start to push the CPU, I've even seen that board choke on the FX4xxx cores, so Im sure thats the reason your encountering issues with the CPU overclock.

    Anyway, I strongly recommend that you go with Intel, even a locked i5 Haswell or Skylake will even out perform the FX9590. I own a FX8320 that has sat at 5ghz on all 8 cores for about 2 years untill I got a free z77 board with an i7 3770s at 3.1 - 3.9ghz turbo. In many games the i7 at stock beat it at just 65watts. Since Ivy Bridge youc an overclock 400mhz over base I have a 4.2ghz and a 4.5ghz turbo and its night and day in some games, but also not that much different in others.

    So I recommend you wait for AMD's new CPU's at the end of the year hopefully, or get your self a locked i5 or if you want to OC then get the k sku. Otherwise just sit with what you have motherboard wise. Sure get a monitor and the RX 480 but stick with what you have for now or find a 2nd hand 970 or 990FX board around your area if you can anyway. again thats just my recommendation.

    Otherwise, the system should perform pretty good with an RX480, you just want to push that CPU as far as you can to get gains in some poorly optimized games, but it should do just fine in games like Battlefield One and similar demanding games, My FX8320 at 4.3ghz is doing just fine with a GTX670 still on GTA5 and well pretty much any game out there today.
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