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Which pair of CPU & MoBo is best?

I'm having trouble picking which pair would be the best for gaming & stuff, so I thought you guys could help me.

Pair #1
Intel Core i3-3240
MSI Z77A-G43 GAMING

Pair #2
AMD FX-6300
MSI 990FXA-GD65

Pair #3
AMD A10-5800K
GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-HD3
or
MSI FM2+-A88XM-E35

And all pairs would have the same GPU EVGA GT640 2GB

Would you pls tell me which one will standout
and you could suggest anything.

Thank you :)
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  1. an apu shouldnt be an option. i would suggest this mobo, performance wisely it will be the same with a single gpu as 990fx and you will save some money http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20 and be able pair it with http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8320frhkbox . it will be better than any i3 and with the ability to overclock!. gt640 isnt a good game performer but with 8320 you will be able to run and make the most out of any future gpu upgrade.!
  2. what is you price point?
    i would get a evga 750 ti and a gigabyte 990fx ud3 motherbored and fx 6300 that is what i am running beside the 750 i have a evga gtx 760 2gb acx cooler verison
    motherbored link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514
    gpu link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487028
    cpu link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286
  3. Change the GPU, it's gonna bottleneck all the cpus listed above. FAST!
  4. based on my calculation on my budget I would only have $133 for a GPU so I can't afford any of those GPUs that you're suggesting.

    And would the PowerColor HD7750 still bottleneck these cpus?
  5. at this price tag gpu arent that good but it is a start. better assemble a good cpu-mobo that can last and you can always upgrade the gpu .http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx650e2gd5 this is one of the best options for that money and can keep you warm till you later upgrade to directx12 capable gpu! better now with a bottlenecked gpu, than later with a bottlenecked cpu !
  6. Reyero said:
    based on my calculation on my budget I would only have $133 for a GPU so I can't afford any of those GPUs that you're suggesting.

    And would the PowerColor HD7750 still bottleneck these cpus?

    what is you total budget and then we may beable to get you better things for gaming
  7. Best answer
    This would be way better than that^^^^^^

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2WlkD
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2WlkD/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2WlkD/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.93 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $323.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 15:21 EDT-0400)
  8. @Reyero don't even consider anything lower than a 650 Ti/750 Ti. Not worth it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $334.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 15:31 EDT-0400)
  9. Reyero said:

    i would wait till you have like 450 or around there just so if a price changes and then you buy it right then there
  10. More money is always better but this would be a perfectly adequate gaming system.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2WlkD
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2WlkD/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2WlkD/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.93 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $323.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 16:21 EDT-0400)

    A 300-350w psu is all you would need with this..
  11. CTurbo said:
    More money is always better but this would be a perfectly adequate gaming system.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2WlkD
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2WlkD/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2WlkD/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.93 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $323.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 16:21 EDT-0400)

    A 300-350w psu is all you would need with this..

    i am not saying it a bad gaming systerm it is a good one for the price point
    i just saying sence stuff will be going on sale since it is begining summer time
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