This is my first PC build and I don't know much about hardware, I tried reading many posts here and in other sites but I didn't get a definitive answer to my question
So, I'm on a limited budget ( around 900$ max.) and I need help choosing between
FX6300 is around 140$, not sure if its available in the market though
however FX 6100 is around 125$, But its around the same price intel i3 3220(but how long any of both can be used before being upgraded ?)
As for HD 7950 it costs around 340$ ( seems too high for its increase in performance, and won't it make a bottleneck with the fore-mentioned CPUs ?
Thanks for explaining
well I guess I'll go for the i3 3220 and hd 7950 vapour-x 2gb oc
what is your opinion on this mobo
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 motherboard
and will a PSU 500w handle this well or do I need more power and/or cooling?
The -FX series are great motherboards but not really needed unless you plan to Crossfire/SLI (run 2 video cards). If this is not your intention, I would recommend that you purchase a Gigabyte *UD3* motherboard as they are more 'durable' with advanced 8+2 power phase VRM with cooling-sinks on the FETS.
I suspect 500w would work but I do not know the specific requirements for the HD7950. The HD7950 runs really cool (even when over-clocked 20%!) but as pointed out by iceclock I'd go with something in the 550w- to 600w-range to cover any future additions (fans, controller cards, HDDs, etc) and any over-clocking.
The FX6300 (and the HD7950) are each silly-easy to over-clock