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What combination of CPU&GPU is better for gaming rig?

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December 3, 2013 2:28:58 AM

Should I go with FX 8350 + R9 270x GPU or i5 4670k + gtx 660 (other components same or similar : 2x4gb RAM, 1TB HDD + 120 GB SSD. mobo in same price range for either CPU etc.)? If you think some other combination is better, please post it.

I can spend around 800$ for it and right now, I am confused with informations about these two components and which one is better :) 
Thanks in advance, guys :) 

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December 3, 2013 2:45:15 AM

FX 8350 + R9 270x is a better option in my opinion. Especially if mantle proves to be a good thing.

Or you can save money on the CPU, by getting FX 8320, and add some to get r9 280x. It should be 50-60$ plus difference from 8350+270x
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December 3, 2013 3:12:57 AM

Up until couple of days ago, I was 100% Intel fan, all the way :)  After numerous posts where people say AMD is pretty fine for that money right now, I am really close to change my opinion :)  R9 270x is probably best I can get here in Serbia though, 280x is way too expensive :)  FX 8320 will not be a bottleneck for some time ? I plan to use PC for some gaming, internet, nothing that demand some serious multi tasking though, thats why I thought Intel is maybe better, but expensive, solution.
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December 3, 2013 5:14:33 AM

If your main purpose was gaming, then I'd suggest FX 6300 + r9 280x which should fit well within your budget. However, if you are not going to play demanding games at high settings, then you might settle with i5 4570 + 270x. No need for 4670k since I assume you won't be doing overclocking(because you won't use the PC for any serious gaming or rendering).
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January 20, 2014 12:06:53 AM

Intel + nvidia would be better
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