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Is this a good CPU and Motherboard for gaming? Please HELP!

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February 1, 2014 9:19:16 PM

I have a budget of $400 for these last 3 parts for my PC. I was considering buying the
.AMD 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
.MSI A78M-E35 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A78 (Bolton D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
.CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory -$12 off with promo code

My already purchased parts are the
.EVGA 660TI (SC) 2GB GDDR5 (bought from friend for $220)
.WD 1TB 7200RPM 6GB/s HDD
.Windows 8.1 (64-bit) OEM
.DIYPC Solar-M1-G Case
. Corsair CX750M PSU
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February 1, 2014 9:24:20 PM

If it is for gaming the FX6300 with a AM3+ board would be better.
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February 1, 2014 9:25:16 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright TS-120M 53.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($37.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $387.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-02 00:25 EST-0500)
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February 1, 2014 9:34:51 PM

Hi, I'm pretty sure the 660TI would be bottlenecked by that processor.

Staying under the $400, you could change the CPU and Motherboard for an FX 6300, as the FX 6300 should not bottleneck a 660ti, and will be more powerful.

Here are my suggested changes, they do cost $70 more, but will last longer before you need to upgrade:

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Vengeance is fine, and will work with these parts.

Hope this helps, Bradley
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