New PC Help

Hello there.

Over time I've been trying to build a good gaming PC, getting parts here and there, but I want to look ahead and actually plan on what I want to end up with.

What I need is an upgrade to my current CPU, which is an AMD Athlon II x3 425 2.7Ghz. On the GPU end I'm happy with what I have (GTX 660 2gb).

What I've been looking to get so that I can upgrade my CPU which is most probably causing a massive bottleneck, is an 8 core processor (8 so it doesn't go obsolete too soon).

However, since I know my current motherboard is not an AM3+, I'm looking for help with purchasing a good, but cheap and affordable AM3+ mobo.

Another thing I'm not sure of is if I need to upgrade my PSU aswell. I have a 550w PSU, 12v. Oh, and perhaps a change in my computer case. When I got my 660 in the mail I was surprised at how big it was, so my current case may be too small in the long run.

So, anyone out there that can help me out?
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