Best AMD Proccessor for the price for GTX 660 ti

Hey guys. I built my new rig. It has GTX 660 ti. I am currently using my old mobo. I need to upgrade my processor as my old one is definitely bottle-necking my Gpu. Can you guys help me with the best amd processor for the price that would be able to run my 660 ti at its full potential? PLEASE DONT SUGGEST INTEL CPUS AS I HAVE NO MONEY FOR NEW MOBO. My old socket is am3 btw:)
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  1. What is your motherboard?
  2. I have am3 socket mobo by asus. And @wisecracker, Is that processor really good? I mean I want no bottlenecks?
  3. Yes, you can also overclock the CPU to get more performance out of it.

    Whats the model number, we need to make sure it is compatible with your mobo.

    what would be the best out of those? and are they gonna beat the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb? I am a noob. So please help lolz
  5. You need to make sure that they are even compatible with your motherboard.

    There won't be a noticable difference between the Phenom ii x4 and the 3 FX CPUs.
  6. Download and install CPUz

    Tell us what is says under the Motherboard tab.
  7. I have am3 right now, Bt i can upgrade to a new mobo if i buy a good budget cpu. So what would be the best thing to do?
  8. Thats the socket not the motherboard number.
  9. What's your budget?
  10. I can go up to 200 max with cpu and mobo?
  11. In that case I can suggest and i3 + B75 motherboard:

    However, the performance of the Phenom II x4 is only slightly lower than the i3, so i would just stick with that and then upgrade to an Intel core i5 + Z77 motherboard when you can afford it.
  12. Thats a dual core tho. I want quad atleast to play BF3 and other games with good fps
  13. Yeah 965 baby! :D

    My dream processor but i ended up getting an i3-2120.. Because i can't find one in my country.
  14. I would go with the 965 too. why pump money into a dinosaur ? and yes, no matter what, that processor will hold back that video card unless you play at 1200 resolution.
  15. +1 on the 965BE Overclock it a little too, it won't hold back that GPU
  16. Agree 965BE is a great cpu. :)
  17. So final decision, 965 BE? Is 965 BE really not going to bottleneck my new 660 ti?I mean its really low price cpu. So just wanted to make sure. I really want the best possible out of my card. And btw If i get the 965 BE, how much can i overclock it to? max stable? Please reply genius people on the internet. Thanks in advance.
  18. No it will not at $90 its a steal and a hulluva good chip.
  19. It's going to bottleneck, that's why you have to overclock.

    What cooler do you have?
  20. A 965 is very capable of providing CPU power to push FPS, but honestly why would anyone buy a new GPU to just push FPS, when you can blend it with AA, AF and other tessellation goodies to balance frames/performance and Qualilty of image. I would rather play BF3 maxed textures 4xMSAA, 8xAF, lots of occlusions at 40-50FPS than just push maximum frame rates and run into hardware bottlenecks.

    And yes the user is very capable of getting 50FPS with a 965 with a good helping of visual eyecandy engaged.
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