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FX-8350 + 280X vs. 4670K + GTX760

Any thoughts? I know video cards are more important/the limiting factor usually in gaming, so I was leaning towards the AMD setup. The cheaper CPU gives me more money to spend on the GPU. I could spend more on the CPU and GPU, but am challenging myself to keep the budget constrained below $1,100.
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  1. If you just take those in isolation, then yeah the stronger graphics card is almost always going to come out on top. That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of reasons to buy an i5.
  2. Unless you play a game that the 8350 doesn't perform well in (Some RPGs for example) then I would take the 8350 + 280X over the 4760K and 760.
  3. dwalls90 said:
    Any thoughts? I know video cards are more important/the limiting factor usually in gaming, so I was leaning towards the AMD setup. The cheaper CPU gives me more money to spend on the GPU. I could spend more on the CPU and GPU, but am challenging myself to keep the budget constrained below $1,100.


    i'd say go for 4670K with 280X :bounce:
    but if they dont fit in your budget together, then go for 8350+280X thats much smoother for gaming...
  4. you are right. 8350+770/280X will outperform 4670K+760 in pretty much every game, except some cpu-intensive ones.
  5. Thanks for the feedback so far.

    The 4670K has come down in price ... I'll wait to see when newegg refreshes it's inventory. 280x are all out of stock!

    If I could get an FX8530+280X for $450 I'd jump on it.
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    you can get a 770+8350
    btw, if you are tight on budget, you can get a 8320 instead of 8350 - it has the same silicon, just lower frequency, and its cheaper. You can OC it by yourself to 8350 level or higher.
  7. So are you suggesting do an 8320 + 770 instead of 8350 + GTX760/270X?

    Can you also suggest a motherboard for ~$125 or less for the 4670K and the 8320/8350?

    Thanks!
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