FX or Pentium

I'm planning to do a budget build with a pentium g4560 and an rx 470.I'm having second thoughts about the cpu.Should I buy an fx 6300 with a cooler to overclock it and pair it with the rx 470.
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  1. No.
  2. Buy a G4560 + RX 470. Can't beat it for the price.
  3. Best answer
    Pentium. Not only does it perform better in games but it will give you a good upgrade path
  4. Thanks guys
  5. A used ivybridge+mb or cheap system is worth looking at too, many include the os.

    A i5-2400 is still faster than the G4560.
  6. Ivy means buying an end of life motherboard and RAM
  7. Yes they are end of life, it's why they are cheap.
    Refurbished - HP Compaq Tower Desktop PC 6200 Pro Intel Core i5 2400 (3.10GHz) 16GB DDR3 2TB HDD DVDRW Windows 7 Professional
    $164.50 & FREE Shipping

    "Never buy a computer from this company. 5 months after buying this model my computer started behaving strangely. It started crashing constantly and you couldn't load any browser or any other application.
    When I installed it and turned on the computer I heard a pop and a burning smell. The computer is now completely broken and won't turn on"

    BUY A NEW GAMING POWER SUPPLY. Put case fans in any empty case fan spots too. Don't trust the cheap oem power supply they are known to fail.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 470 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($164.35 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.90 @ B&H)
    Total: $214.25
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-20 06:27 EDT-0400

    -It's under $400 with the OS. You could even opt for a faster GTX1060 or GTX1070. (Keep in mind you will have to pick a smaller, shorter card that fits in the oem case)

    -Used does carry some risk of course, you could also look for something close locally so you can see it working and don't have to bother with shipping. Most of the SFF ones can be put into a new gaming case, make sure it's not ultra sff that uses a power brick like a laptop does. Make sure it has a open pcie-16 slot for the graphics card.
  8. -To be fair you must subtract $100 for the OS. So that i5 system is only $65.

    Replacing the cpu cooler is also a good idea since the cpu fan could be close to wearing out and making noise soon.
    $30 or so for a cheap heatpipe cooler will ensure it runs nice and quiet.
  9. SO i found an i5 2500k should I pair it with the rx 470.
    Will there be any bottleneck and drawbacks??
  10. Bottlenecks aren't simple. There are cases where a monster 10 core i7 6950x will limit framerate even with something like a GTX 750. Conversely, you will also find cases where a GTX 750 is a the limiting factor even with a decade old Core2 machine. Faster is always better, and GPU and CPU requirements and load in games are largely not related to each other. Generally speaking, it's a good idea to build a system that's "balanced", but what the correct balance is will depend on your uses and expectations.
  11. Better to buy a G4560, you can upgrade the CPU to more recent i5/i7 Intel ones.
  12. ok. THanks
  13. If my own money I would go G4560. You can drop in a modern i5/i7 later and will have modern DDR4 RAM which also helps future motherboard upgrades.
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