Will an AMD FX 8320 work well with a GTX 770 for gaming

Okay, so I'm building a gaming rig for the first time ever for my 16th birthday. I decided to go GPU>CPU, and am wondering if this will effect my gaming performance. If any of you guys could possibly tell me if an AMD FX 6300 will work alright with this build, that'd be great. Times are tough, and my dad wants to save as much money as possible. Here is my build:

CPU: AMD FX 8320 (Might possibly go 8350 if you guys can convince me)

RAM: G-Skill 8GB RAM 1866

GPU: Nvidia GTX 770

MOBO: ASUS M5A97

HDD- Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB

Case: Cooler Master Haf 912

OD: Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

PSU: Corsair CX600

Thanks for the feedback!
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  1. The FX-6300 should be fine since the vast majority of games only use 2 cores. Since the CPU can also be overclocked you can get pretty good performance for the price that you pay. Sure there are some games that may use 8 cores like perhaps BF 3 in multiplayer and perhaps ARMA 2, but considering a quad core i5-3570 can get better performance in BF 3 multiplayer means that an 8 core CPU is not absolutely necessary. Also consider that at stock speed and in BF3 multiplayer there is maybe, maybe at most a 3 FPS difference between the FX-6300 and FX-8350 at stock speed.

    If times are financially tough for your family, then don't push your dad to spend more than he is willing to spend even if he tells you "It's okay son". Having said, that perhaps wanting the GTX 770 is reaching a bit too high (performance) and deep (as in the wallet). If your dad is worried about money, then it is not the time to push him for a $400 graphics card.

    There are more important things in life than an awesome gaming machine for which you had to bleed your parents dry to get it. Settle for a something less expensive but is still powerful enough for you to enjoy playing game with like the following GTX 660 Ti for $245 after rebate. Sure, it's not as powerful as a GTX 670 or the GTX 770, but if times are tough or is starting to get tough for your parents, yet they are still willing to spend money on you then just be happy to get a good gaming rig rather than an awesome gaming rig.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133466

    In the end what's more important? An awesome gaming rig and no roof over your head? Or a good gaming rig and a home to play your games in?
  2. Go with a FX 6300 and GTX 670 if money is really tight...

    Otherwise, I'd go FX 8320 and HD 7950 or GTX 770. Radeon drivers aren't nearly as bad as people claim and You can over clock easily to 7970 levels. A 7950 is more than enough in gaming performance right now. My HD 7870 runs nearly everything on max settings just fine, Can't imagine FX 8320 plus a HD 7950.

    If you're sold on Nvidia, at the minimum, go with a GTX 770 ONLY if you can afford it, but I'd keep the eight core.
  3. I see what you're saying, but the extra money isn't going to break the bank for my dad. He just said that he's willing to spend around $1000 for the PC, but any money I save him would be nice because he wants a new pair of loafers to wear around the house and out casually. Also, he thinks what I'm doing is nerdy and emasculate, so he doesn't want to spend a lot of money that he could spend elsewhere on something that won't "drive girls away from me." But thanks for the insight, it is pretty eye-opening. Also, I think I might go with the FX-6300 if there is only around a 3 FPS difference at stock speed. But is this consistency similar for the CPUs at an overclocked speed? I've been thinking about throwing on a Hyper 212 EVO, seeing as that these are pretty well reviewed and relatively low priced coolers.
  4. A Hyper 212 EVO will do ya good!
  5. Lastly, would you guys say that my PSU would sufficiently power the unit? I have no idea how to calculate this, and one person on yahoo answers gave me a link that took me to a website where it wanted me to enter all this stuff about my computer, yet I had no idea what 75% of the items on the list were.
  6. Lol, That would be a PSU calculator. Yes, 600w is slightly more than enough. :D Enjoy your rig!
  7. griptwister said:
    Lol, That would be a PSU calculator. Yes, 600w is slightly more than enough. :D Enjoy your rig!


    Thank you so much! :D Have a fantastic day, year, and life :)
  8. jaguarskx said:
    The FX-6300 should be fine since the vast majority of games only use 2 cores. Since the CPU can also be overclocked you can get pretty good performance for the price that you pay. Sure there are some games that may use 8 cores like perhaps BF 3 in multiplayer and perhaps ARMA 2, but considering a quad core i5-3570 can get better performance in BF 3 multiplayer means that an 8 core CPU is not absolutely necessary. Also consider that at stock speed and in BF3 multiplayer there is maybe, maybe at most a 3 FPS difference between the FX-6300 and FX-8350 at stock speed.

    If times are financially tough for your family, then don't push your dad to spend more than he is willing to spend even if he tells you "It's okay son". Having said, that perhaps wanting the GTX 770 is reaching a bit too high (performance) and deep (as in the wallet). If your dad is worried about money, then it is not the time to push him for a $400 graphics card.

    There are more important things in life than an awesome gaming machine for which you had to bleed your parents dry to get it. Settle for a something less expensive but is still powerful enough for you to enjoy playing game with like the following GTX 660 Ti for $245 after rebate. Sure, it's not as powerful as a GTX 670 or the GTX 770, but if times are tough or is starting to get tough for your parents, yet they are still willing to spend money on you then just be happy to get a good gaming rig rather than an awesome gaming rig.


    Thank f*** for that just bought 2 sc 770s to go with my FX-8350
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133466

    In the end what's more important? An awesome gaming rig and no roof over your head? Or a good gaming rig and a home to play your games in?
  9. Newer games are going to utilize more cores, I highly recommend an i5 3570k, 200$ for an amazing CPU
  10. HD 7870XT would also be a great card for around $250.
  11. 8350rocks said:
    HD 7870XT would also be a great card for around $250.


    indeed, my 7870 XT can run every game at ultra 60+ FPS, no msaa though.
    with a fx 6300/8320 and a 7870 XT you have an awesome machine and save money
  12. phillipryan said:
    Okay, so I'm building a gaming rig for the first time ever for my 16th birthday. I decided to go GPU>CPU, and am wondering if this will effect my gaming performance. If any of you guys could possibly tell me if an AMD FX 6300 will work alright with this build, that'd be great. Times are tough, and my dad wants to save as much money as possible. Here is my build:

    CPU: AMD FX 8320 (Might possibly go 8350 if you guys can convince me)

    RAM: G-Skill 8GB RAM 1866

    GPU: Nvidia GTX 770

    MOBO: ASUS M5A97

    HDD- Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB

    Case: Cooler Master Haf 912

    OD: Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

    PSU: Corsair CX600

    Thanks for the feedback!



    Are you going with the 8320 or 6300 with the GTX 770 i cant decide too ive beenloking for solutions please tell me!
  13. @nimjee: A FX 8320 would be my personal choice. Especially if you live near a microcenter. A 6300 would be enough, but once you get use of all 8 cores and clocks, it's a different ball park. Especially if you OC. I'd imagine that a GTX 770 would be a bit much for a FX 6300. However, if you have to buy a FX 6300 to afford a GTX 770, Keep that combo. You'll thank yourself later.
  14. I'm running a Gigabyte windforce 3x OC GTX 770 4GB and an AMD FX 8320 myself! How ironic. It's a good setup, and has so far destroyed my PS3, but I feel like the GTX 770 is a bit much for an 8320. I feel like I should've gone the Haswell route, but would've had to spend another 100+ dollars. I was expecting to get a 7950 or GTX 760 4gb, which would make more sense in my build. Everything but the GPU in my build = $600 the GPU = $500. I know GPU is the most important for gaming, but I feel like I'm not taking advantage of the 770 with an FX 8320. It lags like hell in modded GTA 4 TBOGT with ICEnhancer, max settings @ 1080p.
    It's really your pick. Maybe I'm crazy but I'm not even sure that I'm taking advantage of my 770 with this 8320.
  15. Ramy Warda said:
    I'm running a Gigabyte windforce 3x OC GTX 770 4GB and an AMD FX 8320 myself! How ironic. It's a good setup, and has so far destroyed my PS3, but I feel like the GTX 770 is a bit much for an 8320. I feel like I should've gone the Haswell route, but would've had to spend another 100+ dollars. I was expecting to get a 7950 or GTX 760 4gb, which would make more sense in my build. Everything but the GPU in my build = $600 the GPU = $500. I know GPU is the most important for gaming, but I feel like I'm not taking advantage of the 770 with an FX 8320. It lags like hell in modded GTA 4 TBOGT with ICEnhancer, max settings @ 1080p.
    It's really your pick. Maybe I'm crazy but I'm not even sure that I'm taking advantage of my 770 with this 8320.


    OC your 8320 or turn on Vsync. The 8320 isn't a bottleneck...
  16. don't listen to that lame intel fans boi... your isn't bottleneck with 8320 man the lame GT 4 already known bad optumized. a fail one.plus the only bottleneck you should run into might be metro last light and crysis 3, these are the high end games.... my 3939K I7 six core with Sli 670 bottleneck and runs at 50 FPS.. so for those intel fan boi i5 ori-7 think they rig is fucking awesome is fucking shyt to me.
  17. If your dad can spend 1500$ for the computer it would be overkill and trust me, dont get the parts from the store because its way more expensive, here is my rig that I built just recently from Amazon.
    Motherboard: AMD Crosshair V-Formula AM3+ 215$.
    Processor: AMD 8320 3.5GHZ-4.0GHZ 8-Core 153$.
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD MSI 7990 6GB 600$.
    Case: Cougar Challenger Mid-Tower 75$.
    Powersupply: Corsair Plus-Gold 750 Modular Power Supply 110$.
    Solid State Drive: Samsung 250GB 540Mb Read/520 Write 175$.
    Memory: Elite 8GB 8X1 1600MHZ 75$.
    Blu-Ray Drive: Asus Blu-ray Reader and CD/DVD Read and Write/DL+/DL- 55$.
    Mouse: E-Cobra Blue Illuminated Mouse 10$.
    Keyboard: DMMN Blue Illuminated Keyboard 35$.
  18. If your dad can spend 1500$ for the computer it would be overkill and trust me, dont get the parts from the store because its way more expensive, here is my rig that I built just recently from Amazon.
    Motherboard: AMD Crosshair V-Formula AM3+ 215$.
    Processor: AMD 8320 3.5GHZ-4.0GHZ 8-Core 153$.
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD MSI 7990 6GB 600$.
    Case: Cougar Challenger Mid-Tower 75$.
    Powersupply: Corsair Plus-Gold 750 Modular Power Supply 110$.
    Solid State Drive: Samsung 250GB 540Mb Read/520 Write 175$.
    Memory: Elite 8GB 8X1 1600MHZ 75$.
    Blu-Ray Drive: Asus Blu-ray Reader and CD/DVD Read and Write/DL+/DL- 55$.
    Mouse: E-Cobra Blue Illuminated Mouse 10$.
    Keyboard: DMMN Blue Illuminated Keyboard 35$.
  19. If your dad can spend 1500$ for the computer it would be overkill and trust me, dont get the parts from the store because its way more expensive, here is my rig that I built just recently from Amazon.
    Motherboard: AMD Crosshair V-Formula AM3+ 215$.
    Processor: AMD 8320 3.5GHZ-4.0GHZ 8-Core 153$.
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD MSI 7990 6GB 600$.
    Case: Cougar Challenger Mid-Tower 75$.
    Powersupply: Corsair Plus-Gold 750 Modular Power Supply 110$.
    Solid State Drive: Samsung 250GB 540Mb Read/520 Write 175$.
    Memory: Elite 8GB 8X1 1600MHZ 75$.
    Blu-Ray Drive: Asus Blu-ray Reader and CD/DVD Read and Write/DL+/DL- 55$.
    Mouse: E-Cobra Blue Illuminated Mouse 10$.
    Keyboard: DMMN Blue Illuminated Keyboard 35$.
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