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Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor VS Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE

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May 20, 2014 12:55:23 AM

I am buying a new PC and i want to know what will be the better buy?
my PC specs
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard
Corsair 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
550 watt power supply/ cooler master
May 20, 2014 1:03:38 AM

Well, going FX 6300 route would be cheaper than a i3 4130. Both cpu trade blows depending on the games you play.
However, the i3 has an upgrade path to an i5 which would beat a FX 6300.
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May 20, 2014 1:10:57 AM

was not sure on what is best
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May 20, 2014 1:19:59 AM

yes will it still support the gpu i want


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May 20, 2014 1:25:14 AM

if i was to get a Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 should i get the 270 or 270x
and my power supply i have currently is a cooler master PCAR 550w 12v
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May 20, 2014 1:43:48 AM

It will support the gpu you want.
Both the R9 270 and R9 270X requires two 6 pin connectors which your power supply doesn't have. You might want to get another power supply that can offer this.
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May 20, 2014 5:48:03 PM

The power supply you suggested does support both cards?
also is there a big difference in performance between the R9 270 and the 270x.

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May 21, 2014 12:59:16 AM

THere isn't much difference when you overclock the R9 270X. 1-10 fps difference. However, if the price between the cheapest well-known brand R9 270 is very close to the cheapest well-known brand R9 270X, get the R9 270X.
The power supply i suggested has 1 6+2 PCIE and 1 6 pin connector which is enough for both these cards.
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May 25, 2014 3:40:10 AM

I understand (6+2 PCIE) so it means 2 6 pin pcie. but what is (1 6 pin)?

YOU said in last question.
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May 26, 2014 1:14:36 AM

so you say get 1 6+2 PCIE and 1 6 pin to run my Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE
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May 26, 2014 1:50:28 AM

The R9 270 windforce requires two 6 pins PCIE. THe power supply i linked is sufficient in terms of power and has the required power connectors. If you have a higher budget, you can spend more to get a 650W or get a semi-modular power supply. Choose brands from :Antec, Corsair(AX, HX or TX), Seasonic or XFX.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...
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