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Old 02-07-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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Going to my friends build, I have another choice to make. Do I put the AMD FX 8120, 6300 or 4300 in his build. He wants to play stuff like Mafia, Day Z, Skyrim and Saints Row. Will he need the 8 core or can he slip by with the quad core? He wants to run a 560 TI so my only concern is a bottleneck. Thanks!
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I'd go for the 8120 as its better than the others and it shouldn't cause a bottleneck with the GPU...
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I'd go for the 8120 as its better than the others and it shouldn't cause a bottleneck with the GPU...
But the only thing I'm quesitoning is, isn't that a little overkill? I've never heard of a game utilizing 8 cores
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I'd go with the 4300 for gaming.
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agree with OhSnapWord.
the 8 core is a little overkill. Games mostly don't use more then 4 cores anyway.
The 4 core solution is good enough for his gaming needs
He could also choose the six core if he feel like spending a little extra, but the 8 core is overkill.
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4300 it is. Will that bottleneck the 560 TI at all, on say Day Z standalone or Minecraft?
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Not at all
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:30 PM   #8
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Okay guys, here's what we just ended up purchasing today

Rosewill Gaming Case (Red)
600 Watt Cooler Master Power Supply
Geforce 560 TI
AMD FX 4300 (Coming with stock cooler)
8 GB Corsair XMS3 RAM
1 TB Western Digital Hard Drive
ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS Motherboard

I can't wait to build it for him
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