NEEDS SOME HELP W/ SELECTING CPU

I need some help with selecting a new CPU. I need to know what is compatible with my MOBO? What is the best CPU out right now, that is reasonable in price. I can spend about $100 to $150!

This is what I am running right now.

Tower--Ninja (478x260x540mm)
ASUS Crosshair 941 pin motherboard (Nvidia chipset board)
AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual core 5600+ 2.91 ghz
XfX Geforce 9800 GTX + 512 DDr3
4 gb
372 gb harddrive
Rocketfish 550w power supply
Vista 32bit


Any input would be greatly appreciated.

thank you
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  1. Asus provide that info: http://www.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=9s5xj9DAuUWX35gT. Just make sure that this is the correct motherboard and then select the CPU that best meets your requirements within your budget. The CPU Charts on Tom's can be a great help.
  2. Is the motherboard a Asus Crosshair II your referring to ?
  3. AKM880 said:
    Is the motherboard a Asus Crosshair II your referring to ?


    Actually its the Asus Crosshair.
  4. you can't get a that much more powerful cpu on that board.
  5. yea the best you can get is the 6400 which is 3.2 and 169.00 on newegg. If I where you just overclock it. you can reach 3.0 probaly. but just save your money or put it towards anoth part like a hard drive or video card for future builds
  6. I think the board is only up to dual core CPUs.
  7. No correct my earlier post this motherboard can even support X4 Phenoms even thought they weren't that good of a CPU.

    Heres one, I have no idea if its a good CPU but it gets good reviews. !
    AMD Phenom 9950 Agena 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache - 150.00 + Free Shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103291

    Good Luck!
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