Games aren't even X4 optimised
The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 2http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck,2738-16.html
Conclusion: A Trend Toward 3+ Cores
The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.
so if there is a microcenter nearby:
$160 965BE + Biostar A780L3G - not a must but at this price might as well hit an X4 hehehttp://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html