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Need HELP! AM3+ CPU/GPU for me?

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July 28, 2013 8:24:18 AM

Well let me start off with the list of stuff I have and what I use it for and we can go from there. I notice a TON of posting of people asking questions, but nobody actually gives any additional information lol. Here goes...

Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
CPU: (currently)-AMD 965 Black Edition - RECOMMENDATIONS?
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB, 1600MHz
PSU: OCZ 850 Watts
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB(ton of space, no issue)
SSD: Samsung 840, 120GB
HDD: Western Digital Black 1TB
Monitor: HP 27" IPS LED Monitor (1920x1080)

I use my computer mainly for:


I do love the 965BE, but I am giving it to my brother, who is coming from a dual core lol so BIG difference for him.

My CPU budget is $180-$250 and GPU budget is $200-$300, but will take recommendations, even if price is slightly higher, but worth it. Also, what is the best GPU to go along with your choice of CPU and why. All recommendations, information and opinions are greatly appreciated and will help me make my decision sooner! Thanks guys!

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July 28, 2013 9:45:13 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.67 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($82.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $452.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 12:30 EDT-0400)

Get a 8320 as 8350 is just a higher clocked version with the same architecture so u can save money ther and get a liquid cooling system and then u can go to 4.5ghz with that cooler
I chose 7870xt instead of 760 as it performs better and is even cheaper