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Is the cpu really important when playing league of legends and other games such as TF2, grid 2 and minecraft?

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June 26, 2014 8:53:32 AM

I am building a new gaming pc that is under 600 and im wondering if i should go and buy the amd-fx-6300 athlon ll x4 760k black edition or amd fx-8350 and i was wondering if i should go for a cheaper cpu and a very expensive gpu or keep it even.

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June 26, 2014 8:55:23 AM

You want to balance your CPU performance and GPU performance. If you get too weak of a CPU then it will hold back your GPU but for most games the GPU is more important. At a $600 budget the fx-6300 is probably your best bet.
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a c 103 à CPUs
June 26, 2014 8:56:33 AM

you can use this template
it is $620 before rebate
you can [later] buy 212 evo cooler and start overclocking

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $525.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 26, 2014 9:05:03 AM

AMD Radeon has a good build, but if it is notably cheaper, get DDR3-1600. Also, a competitor's 120mm tower cooler (e.g. Masscool, Enermax, NZXT, Rosewill) will offer similar performance to the often-parroted Hyper212 EVO, but almost always cost notably less. The Hyper212 EVO is not a bad cooler, but is a bang/buck Loser. Even the little-changed Hyper212 Plus has been only $20 lately.