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?
This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey