CPU, Motherboard Overhaul

So I at the moment have an AMD 4450e 2.3ghz :L , its been pretty good but as of now, new games are mostly barely running on minimum settings. just I have been trying to get into using a lot of production software. PS, Cin4D, Sony Vegas etc. Its not cutting it, I realise I need a new CPU, it's nothing else my graphics card is a GTX 560ti. The CPU and motherboard came with the original computer so i will have to buy windows as well.

CPU - FX 6300 or like an I3 3220, just ideas
Motherboard - No Idea what to look for
RAM - 8Gb more mhz the better?
Windows - 7 or 8?

Hopefully not more than £300 - £350 for the lot, I would like some money for a hardrive as well as I bet you can guess how much space videos and cinema 4D files take up.

THanks in advance
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  1. This would work well I think http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/DxfI I included ram as I am unsure if you have DDR2 or DDR3 - still leaves some for a HDD or an SSD for OS (that's an idea).
    Hope it helps
  2. THanks, any input on why the FX over the I3
  3. Mainly for the 6 cores which will be useful in doing production work - no help really in gaming. The 2 virtual cores that hyper-threading in the i3 adds aren't quite as good as the 6 cores running production. If your concern was gaming only, I'd probably recommend the i3.
  4. AMD is good for budget. But if you want anything with real oompf in the >$200 price range, Intel is ALWAYS better.
  5. ittimjones said:
    AMD is good for budget. But if you want anything with real oompf in the >$200 price range, Intel is ALWAYS better.

    For gaming only
  6. Does that motherboard allow me to overclock?
  7. The ASRock 970 extreme4 does support overclocking along with the FX 6300 CPU. Perhaps this video will help http://teksyndicate.com/videos/build-amd-fx-6300-budget-gaming-rig
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