Should I be concerned about restricting its power?
It will, but not insanely. you won't really notice it too much.
you should you be concerned? not really. i would still push for the 8 core if you don't already have this six core. but if you do then it will be just fine, the bottleneck won't be very noticeable. only in CPU intensive games will it really show the bottleneck.
It could vary from game-to-game, but it shouldn't be a huge concern. I believe that FX6300 is sufficiently powerful to pair with the 280x. Good little combo
You will be fine, I have a FX6300 and ran 2x 7950s. When i added the second card I got noticeable gains. Tomb Raider performance almost doubled. The 6300 can handle quite a bit with a little overclock.
How's it going, steak man? Been a long time
Doing well, good to see you back.
Good to hear, dude
Depends from game to game realy.
But basicly the FX6300 with a 280X should be fine for most AAA games.
as an owner of a FX6350 and 290 I can confirm. But that's not to say more fps won't be gained from a better cpu.
No it wont in the least. 2 Things.
1. My friend has the exact same thing (well 6350 but lets not split hairs) and it performs great even if it did bottleneck it which is doesnt.
2. Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAgpvWc4VBM It explains how to "bottleneck" a card and should help solve your quesitons.
My honest option get 30-50 more dollars in that cpu budget buy a fx 8350 and end your worries.
fx-6300 passmark : 6352 rank 240
fx-8350 passmark : 8980 rank 120
thats a big jump for 30 dollars
said to overclock better also
Have you checked out microcenter, If there is one close they have some awesome cpu/mb combos. Also good open box deals. Hope this helps