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OP definitely go for a FX-6300. much better CPU. the Athlon II X4 loses a lot of performance due to lack of L3 cache which is very important for performance in games. you can easily run the fx-6300 at 4 ghz even with stock cooler , thus matching FX-6350 stock performance. also 4GB is more than enough for games and most applications.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/piledriver-k10-cpu-overclocking,3584-10.html

FX-6300 - 119
www.amazon.com/AMD-FD6300WMHKBOX-FX-6300-Processor-Edition/dp/B009O7YORK/

Gigabyte 970 motherboard - 90
www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Chipset-2000MHz-Motherboards-GA-970A-D3P/dp/B00DJ3DWFK/

Powercolor HD 7850 2 GB- 155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473

Seagate 500 GB HDD - 59
www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST500DM002/dp/B005CT56R6/

Corsair 4GB DDR 1600- 50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145339

NZXT 210 - 30
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005869A7K/

TOTAL 503

At the same clocks HD 7870 is roughly 10 - 12 % faster than HD 7850. so you do not lose much with a HD 7850. but with a Athlon II X4 you give up significant performance especially in the latest and most demanding games like crysis 3, farcry 3, hitman, tombraider. with next gen consoles having 8 cores, the trend towards well multithreaded game engines and games has already started.
Edited by raghu78 - 8/23/13 at 1:42am
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