And you can overclock with the R9 280 build, I'm sure you can overclock the FX 6300 atleast at 4.0GHz even with a stock cooler on ASUS M5A97 R2.0 (Unless he has a crappy PSU, Like Corsair CS, RM, CX,VS series). If he has atleast a XFX Pro/Core Edition/TS/ 550W then he's fine. Seasonic even better, S/M12II 520/620 and so on. Corsair AX/HX/TX are the only good ones I know from my experience.
[quotemsg=13770108,0,1055946][quotemsg=13767129,0,764152]Slightly over budget but will last you along time.
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mgzst6) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mgzst6/by_merchant/)
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $239.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97pcmate) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx16c9b1rk28) | $71.88 @ NCIX US
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr928wf3oc3gd) | $216.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $608.85[/quotemsg]
dont think he has money for that, cuz he said 500[/quotemsg]
Hense why I said slightly over budget, if he is going to buy a upgrade he might aswell get something worth upgrading to, if he spends $500 now and in 2 years needs to upgrade or $600 now and upgrades in 4 years which is the most cost effective?