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

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
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  1. 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.
  2. was not sure on what is best
  3. Yes your motherboard support crossfire but i would not do it on that board anyway. You don;t have to crossfire.
    Try to fit this motherboard in your budget:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970aud3p
    It will be fine when you upgrade to a FX8350 cpu as the motherboard can handle it.
    For power supply: try to get this:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
  4. yes will it still support the gpu i want
  5. 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
  6. Best answer
    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.
  7. The power supply you suggested does support both cards?
    also is there a big difference in performance between the R9 270 and the 270x.
  8. 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.
  9. I understand (6+2 PCIE) so it means 2 6 pin pcie. but what is (1 6 pin)?

    YOU said in last question.
  10. A 6+2 pin is this:http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress6plus2
    A 6 pin is this:http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress
    They are slightly different. The 6+2 pin acts as a 8 pin PCIE or it can be a 6 pin with the extra 2 hanging out.
  11. so you say get 1 6+2 PCIE and 1 6 pin to run my Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE
  12. 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-p1550sxxb9
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