hey, I am about to build a new PC and I want to buy a good budget processor. I have no idea which one to choose, since i5 are really expensive. I though I might give a try to an amd Phenom II X4 965 black edition and over clock it to 3.8 GHZ or so, but I was also considering a dual core I3 processor and upgrade to I5 later. I am not interested in hosting servers or rendering animations or anything like that, just pure gaming. In this case I know that it mostly depends on my GPU but modern games also require a powerful processor. I want to build a computer that will last at least 3 years without needing an upgrade but without choosing the right processor I believe it wont be possible.
My budget is 630$ and my PC specs are 8GB 1600mhz ram gtx 660 twin frozr III 2gb/oc 1tb HDD PSU: corsair VS650 Not sure about the processor and the motherboard.
Can you please help me. I want to have the best performance for the best price.