Better CPU or Better Graphics card?

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June 28, 2016

Hi guys first time posting here. Making a new gaming PC so could really do with some advice. I can either go for a AMD FX-9590 with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or a AMD FX-8320 with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 770.

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June 28, 2016

The 8320 and GTX 770 would be a better choice. The 9590 is a higher binned 8350, and the 8320 can be overclocked to 8350 speeds.

The GTX 770 would let you play at higher settings compared to the 760 since it's a more powerful card.

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June 28, 2016

Thanks for the quick reply. However, do you think standard AMD cooling would be sufficient if I overclocked it?

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June 28, 2016

I wouldn't overclock with a stock cooler because of heat issues. If you need a budget cooler, the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is a good choice.

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June 28, 2016

Thanks for all the help!

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June 28, 2016

I wouldn't use the stock cooler for anything. Not even as a paperweight. I don't even know why AMD bothers to include the darned thing, they could save themselves a few bucks per unit by just leaving it out entirely, as worthless as it is.

That being said, the Hyper 212 RazerZ suggested is a phenomenally awesome cooler. I used to have one, and I had my FX-4350 overclocked to 4.8GHz and never saw temps over 55°C. The only reason I don't have it anymore is that I really, really wanted a closed-loop water cooler and picked up a Corsair H80i. I gave the Hyper 212 to my best friend and he put it on his Intel 4770k and he hasn't seen temps over 50°C.

It's also like 30 bucks. Pick that baby up.

:)

(edits to correct typos cuz I'm OCD like that)

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