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AMD gaming build looking for thoughts and advice.

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March 27, 2014 12:15:06 PM

'm currently in the process of putting together a list of parts to build a gaming PC for a friend. This is going to be primarily for gaming and am trying to get the most bang for his buck.

Due to the wonderful feedback of others on this site, I now have two possible options:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheFoxer/saved/4b7B
and
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3h7AA

My question is this: would a slightly beefier CPU and mid range GPU outperform a slightly slower CPU and a mid-high end range GPU?

I'm trying to keep this around 750USD and I know there's RAM, optical drive, and a storage HDD missing; those parts are being reused.

I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks.

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March 27, 2014 12:19:30 PM

I'm seeing the same links for those :) 

In games, generally, a more powerful gpu coupled with a slightly less powerful cpu will net you better framerates. I would go with the more powerful gpu.
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March 27, 2014 12:23:23 PM

senkasaw said:
I'm seeing the same links for those :) 

In games, generally, a more powerful gpu coupled with a slightly less powerful cpu will net you better framerates. I would go with the more powerful gpu.


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March 27, 2014 12:25:14 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheFoxer/saved/4b7B

Hands down go with this one :)  the 770 is a fantastic card.

Edit: very few games will see a noticeable performance difference with those two cpu's (most games will not see any noticeable improvement with more than 4 cores). The gpu's, however, will produce noticeably different results.
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