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July 2, 2014 4:38:58 AM

got about $220 for cpu and mobo. have the phenom II x4 965 right now with a cheap biostar mobo. my graphics card is a 7850 ultra oc 1gb ddr5.

I found the Fx 8320 for $129.99 on micro center and was looking at the MSI 760 GMA(FX).

What do you guys thing? Is there a better mobo option? or a better mobo and cpu option? or should i just get what im looking at? just looking for some advice from you guys.

Please feel free to leave any opinion cause i will consider all options and go with best. Also i use my Computer for gaming and browsing youtube and stuff.

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July 2, 2014 4:48:09 AM

That mobo is no good for the 8320, for any FX chip make sure you are using a motherboard with at least a 970 chipset and an 8 pin power connector.
Best combo for $220

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($71.06 @ Amazon)
Total: $221.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

If you can get the 8320 for $130 get the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P instead.

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July 2, 2014 4:49:47 AM

If you get the 8320 for $130, you can pair it with a much better motherboard:

If you want Intel (no overclocking on this one though):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $219.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available