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CPU or GPU more important for gaming?

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CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£141.59 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£68.97 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£57.40 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Inwin GT1 Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£63.12 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£55.90 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £638.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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This is my build im planning on buying in the next few months. I went with a 7770 because im thinking its better to get a good cpu now and upgrade the GPU later, but some people are giving mixed opinions on that idea. What do you guys think, should I get a better cpu or gpu on a budget?
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  1. Trust me on that and go for a better gpu,stay with your cpu(8350) is very good,have that in mind that i'm an intel boy...hope that help.Better choice whould be to take all the parts at the same time,good option for games is 760gtx
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£107.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£101.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card (£124.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£56.66 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £647.03
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 23:08 BST+0100)
  3. angelfrost said:
    Trust me and go for a better gpu your cpu is very good,have that in mind that i'm an intel boy...hope that help


    Okay but that doesn't answer my question, I cant keep my cpu and get a better gpu, I don't have the money for both. What I need to know is, should I get a weaker cheaper cpu and use the money for a better gpu, or stick with the build ive chosen with a good cpu and crappy gpu? Its one or the other, which should I choose for gaming?
  4. EZTiger said:
    angelfrost said:
    Trust me and go for a better gpu your cpu is very good,have that in mind that i'm an intel boy...hope that help


    Okay but that doesn't answer my question, I cant keep my cpu and get a better gpu, I don't have the money for both. What I need to know is, should I get a weaker cheaper cpu and use the money for a better gpu, or stick with the build ive chosen with a good cpu and crappy gpu? Its one or the other, which should I choose for gaming?


    invest on cpu
  5. I posted a better setup , with a better balance above.
  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I posted a better setup , with a better balance above.


    Thanks, is the cpu cooler necessary? I dont plan on overclocking
  7. I recommend the cooler , because the stock ones are poor.
  8. I put together , a nice balanced machine , that will be upgradeable in the future.
  9. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I recommend the cooler , because the stock ones are poor.



    Okay thanks mate
  10. No problem!!!!!!!!!
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