Hey there I am upgrading my current system to a i3 3220 is it more powerful than my Phenom II X4 965BE or should I just use my old CPU and im also going to get a brand new Motherboard, and GPU the mother board will be in this link: www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130655 The GPU will be here: www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127702
The board in your link is a Intel board so its pointless if you keep your 965BE to buy that board, if you are going to buy a new board for the heck of it then a ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z is the only way to go.
GTX 660......NO, NO, no. HD 7850 is $30 cheaper, can be crossfired, can be overclocked to insane levels while the GTX 660 is literally just junk.....I mean no SLI support, locked VR's and just really modest level garbage at a expensive price point, hell at $230 dollars you can smoke it some more with a HD 7870 ghz edition and a GTX 570 yes a GTX 570 makes a 660 look like the crap that is coming out of Nvidia these days.
Lol $1600 and you must buy a whole new setup for a few marginal gains.....thats priceless.