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(AMD FX6300 + MSI GTX 760) VS. (AMD FX 8320 + Gigabyte GTX 660)

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February 26, 2014 11:49:47 PM

So the title mostly says it, but here is some background information.

The computer will be used primarily for gaming but not entirely, it is for my brother. The 6300 +760 will cost an extra $10 and break my $1000 budget by ~ $5 (more of a pride thing but still a factor).

I'm also wondering if the 6300 will bottleneck the 760? Even a little bottlenecking might make the other combination better and I will get a faster overall computer for 10 bucks less.

The brands are set in stone, I don't know too much about the quality of them except for ratings. Do either of these brand options sway you in the other direction? Thanks for all of the help!

Also I just noticed the FX 6350 is 10 more than the 6300 and 20 less than the 8320. Would it make sense to put that CPU into the equation for either of these GPU choices?

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February 27, 2014 12:07:09 AM

If you are only playing on 1 1080p monitor, why not get the R9 270x? Depends on what games you are playing, but even in Crysis 3 which favors Nvidia, they are quite close:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-280x-r9-2...

My brother has a FX 6300 with a 7870 (old version of the same card) and they work great together.

Also if you are worried about a CPU bottleneck, the AMD card will support Mantle which eliminates this to an extent.
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March 20, 2014 7:35:42 AM

i5 4570+ GTX 770
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March 21, 2014 6:29:33 AM

Ankur Jyoti said:
i5 4570+ GTX 770

Fanboy, gtfo

Anyway, I'd go for the 8 core...
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March 21, 2014 12:27:56 PM

XCalinX said:
Ankur Jyoti said:
i5 4570+ GTX 770

Fanboy, gtfo

Anyway, I'd go for the 8 core...


Games don't need 6 or 8 weak cores. 2-4 strong core is enough for hardcore gaming. Also GTX 770 is a high end GPU capable of playing all latest games in ultra settings with decent FPS at 1080p.
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March 21, 2014 12:30:08 PM

Ankur Jyoti said:
XCalinX said:
Ankur Jyoti said:
i5 4570+ GTX 770

Fanboy, gtfo

Anyway, I'd go for the 8 core...


Games don't need 6 or 8 week cores. 2-4 strong core is required for gaming. Also GTX 770 is a high end GPU capable of playing all latest games in ultra settings with decent FPS at 1080p.

Today's games might run better on intel, but when games like bf5 or crysis 4 will come out the haswell i5s will be destroyed

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March 22, 2014 1:48:06 PM

Hi! I have the 8320 and I find the only huge difference between the 8320 and the 6300 is that 8320 has 8 cores and 6300 has 6 cores. I would devote the money into the gpu more (760)
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March 22, 2014 10:42:23 PM

I'd would advice tje first option. For gaming performance focus on the graphic card ( GPU ), so the GTX 770 would be the one too choose. Like someone else mentioned ; 2 or 4 quad will be good enough for gaming ( even for the near future ) because you don't need more , at most 6 to 8 core for video rendering and such, so you will have enough CPU cores.
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