Gaming PC build - Need Advice.

I posted this in another section but it was the wrong area for the specific PC I wanted. So please forgive me on that department:

hey guys, I'm in the market to upgrade my current PC and here is what i have so far.


CPU: AMD FX-8320 8 Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme4 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A2000C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD7870 2GB Myst Edition
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W HCG-520
Storage: already have my old HDD drives and ill get a better one in the future.
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS Mid Tower Case Black

I've already got the PSU and GPU so i cant actually change those around but I'm unsure about the CPU/Motherboard/RAM/Case!
I would love some help in deciding what i should change if any.

I have to buy parts from PC Case Gear ( aussie shop which is fairly cheap for me)

I thought about these for the CPU and Motherboard but I dont have any idea!!!

Intel Core i5 3470
ASRock B75 Pro3-M Motherboard

24 More dollars gets me The Amd and Extreme 4 is that wroth it?

I'm gonna have to order in the next few days (1-3 days) and would love some help!! Also, I cant spend much more than what i have put down so my budget would be something like 290 total for a CPU / Motherboard.

Thanks, Justin
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  1. fx 8320/8350 is on par with i5 3470, but with double power draw 125W fx vs 77W i5
  2. ah ok so, So they run the same but what about the mobo? Because if i did change to the i5 id have to change Mobo and would that be wroth it? Also with those 2 would they run with the rest of the set up?
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