I bought the AM2+ Mobo after my old one went kaput, so I could continue to use my current CPU but also upgrade, and now is the time to do it I think. I'm looking for as much processing power as I can get for a good price, and I'm wondering which CPU would be the best buy. Probably don't want the fastest I can get as high-end tends to get very expensive, and I also find that in recent years the difference in performance between best and next-best is shrinking.
So the current front-runner is the Phenom II X4 955
What I'm asking for is a) confirmation that this will indeed work with my Mobo (what I've read suggests it should, but I'd like expert confirmation before spending the money) and b) Opinions about whether there is another processor for around the same price that is better. I'd be willing to spend a little more if it get me significantly more power.
Please bear in mind I'm in Denmark and I can't buy from NewEgg or other US sites, so the prices for me may be a little different, but in general they should be proportionately the same, I think.