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FX-6300 & 7950 or 3570k and 7870

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February 21, 2013 2:33:15 AM

Which combination would be better? A FX-6300 & a AMD HD7950 or 3570k & AMD7870.
I'm leaning towards the FX6300 because it's slightly cheaper but the only issue is that perhaps the cpu will bottleneck the gpu in the future?

Any ideas? Thanks :bounce: 

More about : 6300 7950 3570k 7870

February 21, 2013 2:40:32 AM

Get the 8350 + 7870 XT. Best compromise between the two builds.
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February 21, 2013 2:44:30 AM

for single gpu i think fx is ok for most games out there.
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February 21, 2013 2:46:52 AM

Do you have a budget? Tell us so we might even have better suggestions for you.
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February 21, 2013 11:39:12 AM

My budget is $1200 including OS
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February 21, 2013 2:29:51 PM

Here is a $1200 build that will leave some room to CrossFire down the road.



CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $223.79
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $32.98
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $129.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $52.99
Storage Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSD $104.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $97.61
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB $297.98
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower $64.99
Power Supply Antec 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $111.98
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $79.20
Total: $1216.48
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