[quote]See replies in your first thread on this topic.[/quote]
But that thread does not answer the question he asked in this thread
[quote]Intel CPUs are generally better at gaming. I would recommend an Intel i5[/quote]
Again, you're not answering what he asked.
As for my opinion, yes, the FX-6300 is fine for gaming, sure the intel chips will get you more a couple fps on some games, and perhaps some slightly smoother frames as well, but the difference is so small that you probably wouldn't be able to notice.
Will a 7870 bottleneck this chip? This kind of bottlenecking is very dependent on the specific game you are looking at, but I found this:http://technewspedia.com/curious-review ... duo-e8400/
Where the 7970 was tested on a few different CPUs modern intel and AMD ones as well as an old Core2Duo. The difference between the i7-3770 and the AMD FX-4170 and FX-8150 is only in the order of about 5%, but the difference between all of the modern chips and the 5 year old Core2Duo is quite big. So, no, I think the GPU will be be the bottleneck, not the CPU.