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Which is the best CPU for my GAMING BUILD...FX-6350 or FX-8320???

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November 28, 2013 8:33:09 PM

I'll be playing games like Battlefield 4, Planetside 2, The Witcher 3, Grand Theft Auto 5, Arma 3, etc... Using Windows 8.1 64-bit, Roswell 750w PSU, 8gb Corsair Vengeance 1600 ram, and ASUS M5A97 R2.0 mobo. I also have a project studio setup in my home and will be using it for recording/mixing music. I imagine the 8 core cpu would be better for those related tasks, but either should still be a big improvement over the FX-4100 that I've been using for years, so I'm mainly just concerned with the performance as it relates to games.
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November 28, 2013 8:35:41 PM

For other programs you're going to run besides games, get the FX 8320.
November 28, 2013 8:36:31 PM

DOH! It occurs to me that it would be very helpful if you knew which GPU I'll be using. Not entirely sure about that yet as I plan to get that around Christmas as well, but it'll either be a AMD R9 280X, a GTX 770 4GB, or a GTX 760 2GB (if I'm forced to skimp a bit on price due to unforeseen events).
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November 28, 2013 8:43:21 PM

Both R9-280x and GTX 770 are very good cards, but the GTX 770 4GB is a lot more expensive than its standard 2GB version.
Get the R9-280x. If you were to get the GTX 770 4GB, might as well grab a R9-290, it's faster than both R9-290x and GTX 770

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