62 months ago
any issues or suggestions are welcomed
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that 270 looks like itl run pretty hot. any experience with how long they last?
270 still gives a good performance and they don't get as hot as 290X were known for.
ok so my cpu cooler is good enough?
There's the newer 212 EVO which will perform slightly better than the one you've chosen, but that one is usually enough for some overclocking
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ok thanks. im just worried about bottleneck with the gpu and cpu together
Bottleneck is such an overused, overstated thing. You will rarely be CPU bound and if so, it won't be for the whole time you're gaming but only in certain instances. That GPU+CPU is a well balanced combo, especially if you get a bit of an overclocked on the Pentium. I wouldn't worry about it at all.
Imo instead of a 760 get a 280/280x, better performance similar price.
As long as you can pair a 270/270x with your CPU, you'll be golden. GTX 760 and the R9 270's go hand-in-hand in performance, maybe the 760 gets the edge, but as far as bang-for-buck, a 270/x will be the winner because 760's are just too overpriced. 280's/280x's are a major step up from the 270 duo/760, so If you can manage, get one of those cards instead.
Suggestion: If you want performance over upgrade path, get an FX-6300. If you want budget/upgrade path over performance, get a Pentium. If you want upgrade path/performance over budget, get an i3.
I hope this helps!