Solved Im building my first gaming pc, HELP!

December 5, 2015 at 16:27:48
Specs: windows 10 & linux ubuntu 14
I always Wanted to Build a computer and finally Im doing so! kind of...
Ok, Im a total ignorant noob and I need help.
Primarily And Most Important: what CPU should I get????

This is what I have:

- EVGA 500W power supply.
- Samsung evo 850 250Gb ssd (I will get a larg hdd later)
- MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 Graphics Card

This is what I want (and Im planning to buy):

- Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-01 RED LED Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case
- MSI MSI Gaming 970 Gaming AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
- Some fans
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
-A sata cable to connect my ssd to the motherboard
-Some ram of course (suggestions plz)
- some thermal compound

right now knowing what to buy is the most important thing for me. I want a CPU (and ram) that will allow me to save some money and get the most juice as possible out of my GPU. I definitely do not want to overclock my GPU. I may want to overclock my CPU if it is under 100$ only.
I just got into computers a couple of months ago. any tips (specially to save money) accepted :)
btw: do you think that I need that motherboard? what I want from my motherboard it to be able to upgrade my pc one day. for example, I want 16 gig of ram (8 & 8) but later I would like to put 16 more. or maybe get a sound card. or something... what do you say guys?

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December 5, 2015 at 19:19:56
Building your own can be a big headache, have a look at doing it this way.

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December 5, 2015 at 20:24:42
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I suggest you consider a case with the power supply mounted at the top. They have much better cooling characteristics than the bottom mounted. And no need to go crazy with the case cooling fans. A 120mm rear exhaust fan is generally all that's needed. A front intake fan is optional but side panel fans should be avoided because they disrupt the proper airflow. Here's a couple of possibilities:

The RAM you get will depend on the CPU. Since you're building an AM3+ system, you don't have a lot of CPU choices & since you want to keep it under $100, the FX-6300 is probably the one to go with. It comes with a decent HSF so you can save $20-30 by using it instead of getting the Hyper 212 EVO. You can always install a 212 later if you're unhappy with the stock AMD unit.

Assuming you go for the FX-6300, the RAM to get is DDR3-1866 or better. 8GB (2 x 4GB) should be plenty. You can't beat this deal for $30 but you only have 2 days to cash in on it:

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