Fx 6300 vs I3 4130

I building my first gaming px with tight budget. I am choosing between i3 4130 and FX 6300 with Powercolor HD 7870 2gb DDR5. Is it a good build? Will it run games like crysis? Also can ypu suggest a good MOBO for $60-$50? Thanks for you response. :)
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  1. If by Crysis you mean Crysis 3, then you'll probably be better served by OCing a 6300(problem is you can't really do so with a 60 dollar mobo budget, and then you need a $35 cpu cooler further hurting your issue, if you mean crysis 1, then the I3 will perform better by a landslide.

    If you go the I3 route...

    should be a pretty good board feature wise for that build.
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    This is the best combo for that budget with an FX 6300 and motherboard, unless you live near a Microcenter. The motherboard is 125w cpu capable which means you can at least get 3.9-4.0ghz out of your cpu and still be fine. FX 6350 is a 125w cpu @ 3.9ghz and the FX 8350 is a 125w 4.0ghz chip, just as an FYI.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.48 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $174.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-03 18:26 EST-0500)
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