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January 25, 2014 5:27:26 PM

Recently i brought a GTX 660 and my cpu was a bottleneck. so now i'm looking to buy a cpu and mobo for gaming. my budget is around £200
i'm not really bothered if its AMD or Intel just whichever is best and will last the longest.

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January 25, 2014 5:31:49 PM

AMD FX 8350 and a Gigabyte 78lmt-USB 3 Mobo. You won't be needing to upgrade this for a loooong time. You may require to update the bios version just in case.
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January 25, 2014 5:54:26 PM

That looks pretty good. i'm gonna see if anyone else has suggestions but thanks
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January 25, 2014 6:14:07 PM

I think you should get the 8320 as you can overclock it to 8350 speeds and save money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£108.35 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.66 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£74.37 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £208.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 02:14 GMT+0000)
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January 25, 2014 6:18:43 PM

For that kind of price, you're probably better off going for AMD, but you might be able to find a motherboard/cpu combo with an i5... If you can get an i5 4570 and a motherboard, it'll be a better deal, I think. It's not overclockable, but single CPU performance is better and it's also cheaper to run (lower TDP).

Either way, the FX 8350 is also a good CPU.
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January 25, 2014 6:32:08 PM

Ok guys thanks for the help just one quick question, with that cpu and a GTX 660 OC edition, what kind of power supply am i going to need ? i have a 500 modular one at the momeny but i'm guessing im going to need more ?
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January 25, 2014 6:32:30 PM

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 (£25.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£65.46 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £198.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 02:32 GMT+0000)
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January 25, 2014 6:39:13 PM

Awesome help guys ! i have the AMD Athlon 651k at the moment compared to the fx-8320 what kind of improvement am i looking at ? and will it get rid of this stupid bottleneck !
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January 25, 2014 6:41:38 PM

Yes it will.Big improvement.
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January 25, 2014 6:51:45 PM

Which MOBO do i go for out of the two that have been suggested ?
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January 25, 2014 6:53:52 PM

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P < 8+2 Power Phase Design.
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January 25, 2014 7:09:34 PM

Blackbird has the better board for overclocking. Particularly if you want to really press a CPU.
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January 25, 2014 7:32:02 PM

Awesome, i'll go with Blackbirds CPU/Mobo suggestion ! i've read that with some Mobo's to utilize the 8cores of the cpu i'm going to need to update the BIOS ?
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