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Which GPU to pair with OC fx6300 4.4ghz

Hello,

I've recently OC'd my fx6300 to 4.4ghz and looking to upgrade my GPU without it being too much bottlenecked by my CPU. So what would be my best buy?

These are my specs:
Gigabyte 970a-ud3p
GTX 660
FX-6300 OC'd 4.4ghz
Seasonic M12II-520 EVO PSU
Corsair vengeance 16GB ddr3-1600mhz

Budget is around €200-300 for the GUP.

I also have some questions regarding my OC. Might be a kinda rethorical question but just wanted to be sure since this is my first OC.

Prime95 runs stable for 24h.
1.425Vcore
Idle ~25 degrees celcius
100% load = ~51-55 degrees celcius, is this alright?

Thanks in advance!
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  1. That's a good OC for your FX-6300. My FX-8320 was OC'd to 4.3!

    As for a GPU upgrade, I would suggest a RX480 or GTX 1060 for budget and bottleneck's sake. My FX-8320 was really well matched with a r9 290, which is similar to the RX 480. Because you did not list your PSU, I'll just say go with the GTX 1060. Low PSU requirements and it's slightly higher end than the 480 (by reference comparison; some 480s can beat 1060s, etc), while also being in your budget and not bottlenecked by your CPU.

    EDIT: Sorry, I missed your PSU. 550w, pretty good quality Seasonic. You're fine with either card.
  2. KyleADunn said:
    That's a good OC for your FX-6300. My FX-8320 was OC'd to 4.3!

    As for a GPU upgrade, I would suggest a RX480 or GTX 1060 for budget and bottleneck's sake. My FX-8320 was really well matched with a r9 290, which is similar to the RX 480. Because you did not list your PSU, I'll just say go with the GTX 1060. Low PSU requirements and it's slightly higher end than the 480, while also being in your budget and not bottlenecked by your CPU.


    Thanks alot for your fast reply. I'm happy with my first OC as well haha! I listed my PSU as the Seasonic M12II-520 EVO. Using some calculators my current build uses around ~400 watt. Would you think a GTX 1060 would still stay sub 520 or is it time to upgrade my PSU as well? Thanks!
  3. Best answer
    CharlesJ said:
    KyleADunn said:
    That's a good OC for your FX-6300. My FX-8320 was OC'd to 4.3!

    As for a GPU upgrade, I would suggest a RX480 or GTX 1060 for budget and bottleneck's sake. My FX-8320 was really well matched with a r9 290, which is similar to the RX 480. Because you did not list your PSU, I'll just say go with the GTX 1060. Low PSU requirements and it's slightly higher end than the 480, while also being in your budget and not bottlenecked by your CPU.


    Thanks alot for your fast reply. I'm happy with my first OC as well haha! I listed my PSU as the Seasonic M12II-520 EVO. Using some calculators my current build uses around ~400 watt. Would you think a GTX 1060 would still stay sub 520 or is it time to upgrade my PSU as well? Thanks!


    Any 1060 will stay within your PSU's capability. I suggest aiming for a good pre-overclocked model with good cooling. I personally use the EVGA SC line, but they also have SSC. Aim for the 6GB variants if you plan to use 2k or 4k res, or multiple 1080p monitors.
  4. KyleADunn said:
    CharlesJ said:
    KyleADunn said:
    That's a good OC for your FX-6300. My FX-8320 was OC'd to 4.3!

    As for a GPU upgrade, I would suggest a RX480 or GTX 1060 for budget and bottleneck's sake. My FX-8320 was really well matched with a r9 290, which is similar to the RX 480. Because you did not list your PSU, I'll just say go with the GTX 1060. Low PSU requirements and it's slightly higher end than the 480, while also being in your budget and not bottlenecked by your CPU.


    Thanks alot for your fast reply. I'm happy with my first OC as well haha! I listed my PSU as the Seasonic M12II-520 EVO. Using some calculators my current build uses around ~400 watt. Would you think a GTX 1060 would still stay sub 520 or is it time to upgrade my PSU as well? Thanks!


    Any 1060 will stay within your PSU's capability. I suggest aiming for a good pre-overclocked model with good cooling. I personally use the EVGA SC line, but they also have SSC. Aim for the 6GB variants if you plan to use 2k or 4k res, or multiple 1080p monitors.


    Thanks again, will be looking for a nice 1060! :) Have a nice day.
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