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Possible bottleneck? upgrade?

hi, I just purchased a r9-270x and I'd like to squeeze some more out of my computer/gfx card which i think I could by upgrading my processor.. my specs..

8 gb ddr3
xfx r9-270x
AMD a6-5600k 3.6 ghz dual core
asus fm2 mobo
600 watt psu
win 8 64 bit

I was wondering if my processor would be holding back this video card, what are your thoughts?

I was thinking of something like this as I am trying to budget, however i do have some money to throw down if i have to

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1572080

any recommendations?
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  1. 24 inch monitor btw
  2. i3 will be faster for sure. Go up to an i5 if you can afford it.
  3. Best answer
    yes your processor would be holding it back. i had a oc a8-3870k and was bottlenecking a 7790 slightly. so a dual core is probably holding it back a decent ammount....how much is your budget?

    the best processor for that socket is the 760k
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad760kwohlbox
  4. umm i guess 300 bucks but i dont really want to spend more than 200 if i dont have to
  5. this is good for 250 and cfx

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ezsg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ezsg/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ezsg/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $244.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 20:53 EDT-0400)

    if you want something around 200 still would support cfx and a i5 down the road

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zGPP
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zGPP/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zGPP/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($134.93 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $204.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 20:55 EDT-0400)

    for 320 this will support overclocking and cfx with the best i5 you can get

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cYtH
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cYtH/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cYtH/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $318.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 20:57 EDT-0400)
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