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December 21, 2013 5:21:09 AM

Hi,

I am planning to build a future proof budget gaming build for which it should support at-least 5 years from now.

First, am going to choose two things for this build which is CPU and GPU that could support for other components that I will upgrade in coming months (Maybe in 2 to 3 months) such as MOBO, RAM etc..

So guys, I need your help in picking up the best of best to start building my Budget Gaming PC.

I have done some research and chosen the below CPU's from Both Intel & AMD and for GPU's from Nvidia and Radeon. Please help me choose the both which pairs very well to give a maximum performance (I won't do much OC)

CPU
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Intel Core i5-4670K

Intel Core i5-3570K

AMD FX-8350

AMD FX-6300

GPU

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GeForce GTX 660 (EVGA 02G-P4-2662-KR)

Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition (Sapphire 100354OC-2L)

Radeon R9 280X (Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic)

GeForce GTX 670 (EVGA GTX 670 FTW)

I have just listed out from my research and if you have any other Good CPU and GPU pair then you can tell me too...

Please help me on choosing the both again
December 21, 2013 5:48:51 AM

I would definitely go with the I5 4670k for the CPU and the AMD Radeon R9 280X for the GPU/GTX 760.
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December 21, 2013 5:53:31 AM

The upgrade CPU you can get will depend on what your current motherboard will accept. You can't just change CPUs willy-nilly on any motherboard.
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December 21, 2013 5:57:20 AM
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You can go for 4670k or fx 8350, now on consider only these two options. As for gpus Sapphire r9 280x toxic destroys other mentioned gpus, so there's not really much comparison of gpus here.
If you think toxic r9 280x is quite expensive then fx 8350 is the way to go, as it is cheaper. But, 4670k is also a good option as it runs better on 2-4 threaded games. Fx 8350 is better than 3570k on well optimised games like crysis 3, and 4670k is only 6% better than 3570k when it comes to gaming. On Bf4 4670k runs slightly better than fx 8350, but I wouldn't call it as optimised game as crysis 3 as they took their time to make it such success.
Again, amongst gpu r9 280x toxic is better option, but amongst cpu, it's now is your own choice and I am not a fanboy so I wouldn't take any one name.
If you do multitasking, rendering, editing then fx 8350 will be better. But on almost every game 4670k is the winner. But, you should know that fx 8350 will give you yet a fine performance on every game and a combination of fx 8350 and r9 280x is more than enough to ultra any game. Buy either cpu, they will give you enough future proofing. I had the same two options before me. Only because of the two terms future proofing and budget lead me to buy fx 8350.
December 22, 2013 4:00:20 AM

St0rm_KILL3r said:
You can go for 4670k or fx 8350, now on consider only these two options. As for gpus Sapphire r9 280x toxic destroys other mentioned gpus, so there's not really much comparison of gpus here.
If you think toxic r9 280x is quite expensive then fx 8350 is the way to go, as it is cheaper. But, 4670k is also a good option as it runs better on 2-4 threaded games. Fx 8350 is better than 3570k on well optimised games like crysis 3, and 4670k is only 6% better than 3570k when it comes to gaming. On Bf4 4670k runs slightly better than fx 8350, but I wouldn't call it as optimised game as crysis 3 as they took their time to make it such success.
Again, amongst gpu r9 280x toxic is better option, but amongst cpu, it's now is your own choice and I am not a fanboy so I wouldn't take any one name.
If you do multitasking, rendering, editing then fx 8350 will be better. But on almost every game 4670k is the winner. But, you should know that fx 8350 will give you yet a fine performance on every game and a combination of fx 8350 and r9 280x is more than enough to ultra any game. Buy either cpu, they will give you enough future proofing. I had the same two options before me. Only because of the two terms future proofing and budget lead me to buy fx 8350.


Can you list some other combo's of CPU's and GPU's within the range of 450$
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