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New CPU Recommendation. Please, I need your help!

Hey guys, I currently rock an AMD a10-5800k and I want to upgrade to a new CPU for my rig. I made the mistake to buy an apu when i built my pc but then realized its no use if you have a gpu,and i have one. I have an r9 280 3gb oc edition from sapphire. So I would like a cpu recommendation that is
  • good for "hardcore" pc gaming (:P)
  • will last me at least a couple of years having everything on high or ultra and above 40+ FPS (talking about good ports, not arkham knight style of course)
  • will not bottleneck with my gpu
  • last but most important, maximum 200euros (Europe prices please because the prices outside EU are really different and wont be helpful)
  • Anything else you might think its important

Also please give me a few good motherboard recommendations because my current MB has FM2+ socket and I doubt you will find a cpu based on my criteria and with that socket. Again, please keep the MB price as low as possible. Also preferably
  • 2+ RAM slots
  • Crossfire support

The Maximum budget is 300-400 euros. I know its hard to find something for me with all i'm asking but i really need some help here. Thanks a lot in advance!!
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    I would go with an I5 maybe 4460 on a H97 board.
  2. Hey, here you go

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£138.31 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £198.30
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-06 20:28 BST+0100
  3. If you're wanting to stick with AMD see what you think of this. PCPartPicker part list: http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/jTCycf
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/jTCycf/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (€167.90 @ Caseking)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (€34.60 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (€129.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Total: €331.50
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-06 21:34 CEST+0200
  4. Thanks a lot everyone! I'm really grateful for your help!
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