So to sum things up. i'm putting together a build for my little brother to game on and i'm not too sure after looking at different benches/reviews/opinions if i either have a bottlenecking gpu build here, or if it's decent for it's purpose.
It's purpose is strictly gaming and he's really wanting to play the same games as me, and i know battlefield 4 is used a lot in terms of comparison for systems, so i'll use that as the example of what the build will more than likely be playing.
Here's the sum of the build and the reason some parts are bought and other are not, is because i have had spare un-used parts from past builds and that's why i'm in this position haha.
"I do need to keep the price around what it is at with what i don't have. pretty sure that hits around 350-450 or so for the parts left?"
trying for 350-450 for what i do not have. (gpu-mobo) hdd i know is fine and mobo is fm2. so if it would be best for a new cpu, then i suppose i could rid of the one i have and other parts i got lying around for whats best for this build. which if this is a bottleneck build then for the new mobo and cpu i'd say the cheapest step up would be like a fx 6300 or so? with the cheapest am3 mobo.
Thats the best answer i can give for the budget. 350-450 for not needing a new cpu.
But if a new cpu is best, then something around 100$ cpu. fx 6300 i believe is 120$ on newegg.
I recommend a fx 6300 because you are getting a GPU so you don't need an fm2 socket mobo which supports amd's apu line. An am3+ board is very upgradeable and much better for gaming. Your current build won't support a 760 well, a 4300 at minimum is needed, but the price is so close you might as well get a 6300.