Hey again guys, I'll get right into it. My current system specs I will list below, as I need something worthy for around $250 that will give a decent boost in performance for me. Cpu+Mobo combo deal. I'm posting again because I didn't really get an answer the first time around, sorry.
phenom II x4 955 be
geforce gtx 760 2gb boost
8gb g.skill ripjaws
asus m4a79xtd evo
650w corsair psu
Here's what I'm looking at below. I found this as a combo sale. It's a Canadian based store which I need. So either ncix or newegg.
The LE lacks heatsinks so it's a great budget board for stock settings, just not overclocking.
I personally have an overclocked 8320 (clocked to the speeds of an 8350 for $50 cheaper) on a M5A97 R2.0.
Out of all those combos, I'd personally recommend the M5A97 R2.0 with the 8320.
If you could push it a bit more, go ahead with an 8320 partnered with an Asus M5A99x.
FX processors are great if you're on a budget.
From my experience, the 8320 on the M5A97 R2.0 handles everything with ease.
I do a bunch of editing and gaming and have encountered no problems with it.
Dang so many answers.. overwhelming o.O .. I suppose it does not have to be a combo deal as long as they both equate to about $250-260 tops. I'm going to have to look over all of these. I figured I want the best bang for the big in terms of cpu and mobo for that price range. I'd rather get the 8cores but I want a great mobo as well. Thank you all so much, it looks like I can't really go wrong with either of the pics.
Last question to you guys is, coming from my current cpu and mobo, should I see a definite boost in performance when gaming? Will it help add power to my 760?
Hmmm, so from that guess-timate it doesn't seem worth the investment at the moment it looks like? I was hoping a new cpu would stop the frames from dipping low in dense fighting situations, typically graphical settings that are more cpu intensive. The frames on the high front are fine. Last thing I want to do is cough up $300 for nothing or the least a minimal improvement. Thanks for clearing that up though, I have to think about this.
You will get a boost for sure in minimum FPS. Your current CPU is definitely bottlenecking that GTX 760. Your old PhII is still a fairly decent chip, but ideally probably shouldn't be paired with anything faster than an HD 7850 at stock speeds. I would give this a read. The review only goes up to an FX 6350, but even it shows to be better than PhII 965.
Awesome, and thanks for the link as well. I think I am going to go with the Fx-8320 and the Gigabyte mobo you suggested. I'm looking forward to see how it all works together with the 760. The hyper 212 cooler is still a good fit for these yeah?