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

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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    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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
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