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Best CPU + Motherboard for my build? $300 max budget

Looking for the best CPU + motherboard max $300 for both that will go well with my build; and won't bottleneck.

My build is:

GPU - Nvidia Gtx 680 2GB DDR5

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz (2x4gb)

Power Supply - Antec High Current Pro 1200 watts (got it for free i know it's overkill)

So far I'm thinking of getting a AMD FX-8350 since it's only $180.00 on Amazon and will be good for future games because of its multi cores (8). Any suggestions?
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  1. This would be my choice. It is a little over your $300, but far better than an FX 8350.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $309.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 15:52 EDT-0400)
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    Aus m5a99x($120 after rebate) and AMD 8320($135 on sale) - that leaves you $40-$50 to get a good heatsink or all in one liquid loop and overclock it beyond the 8350
  3. Go Haswell the 4670k is on sale.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
    Total: $279.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 15:53 EDT-0400)
  4. lowriderflow said:
    Aus m5a99x($120 after rebate) and AMD 8320($135 on sale) - that leaves you $40-$50 to get a good heatsink or all in one liquid loop and overclock it beyond the 8350


    Yet, it will still be slower than a 4670k or 1230v3.
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