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Question Old CPU with a new GPU

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I recently got gifted a new GPU for an old computer that I have, the problem is that my CPU (AMD Phenom II X4 965) its very old, so I fear is going to end up ruining the CPU or worse the GPU (Geforce GTX 1660 Super Gaming X)

How bad is the bottleneck going to be? I intend to use for gaming, streaming and a bit of work.
 
Pretty bad. You also wont be streaming and gaming on that CPU

CPU https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

Rest of system.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/j8ctLJ

Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.97 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $127.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-13 19:32 EDT-0400


You might want to conisder 16GB if you do plan on streaming. Here https://pcpartpicker.com/product/n6RgXL/gskill-ripjaws-v-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c18d-16gvk
 
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Apr 13, 2020
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Pretty bad. You also wont be streaming and gaming on that CPU

CPU https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

Rest of system.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/j8ctLJ

Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.97 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $127.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-13 19:32 EDT-0400


You might want to conisder 16GB if you do plan on streaming. Here https://pcpartpicker.com/product/n6RgXL/gskill-ripjaws-v-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c18d-16gvk
Thanks! That seems like a good place to start building.
Currently my motherboard only support AM3 cpu (GA-880GM-UD2H) and I have 16 GB of ram with a good amount of space. Sadly now with quarentine everything is closed in my location, do you think if I overclock it will I have able to just do the gaming? Should I even replace the motherboard or find another AM3 proccesor?
 

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It can't ruin the card or the cpu.

The new card will improve your experience, but only up to a point, where the CPU becomes the thing that holds you back.

I would not invest any more money in the AM3 platform. As @richiestang_78 said, it's really best to go with a new MB, RAM, and CPU. Probably also power supply, depending on the age and exact brand and model of your existing one.
 

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