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Need processor for ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA

I have a ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA mobo and need to select a new processor for it.
Right now I am looking at a AMD FX-8370, would that be a good choice? If not what would be a good cpu for this board?

Background:I asked a friend to help me build a computer as I had no idea what components to choose. He chose a AMD FX-9590 which I've since learned is not only incompatible with the motherboard (220W) but is also a super hot cpu that no one has anything nice to say about.

I have no trouble with assembling the pc but I know jack all about choosing components. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    The 8370 is the fastest 8xxx series CPU on the AM3+ platform you can get, it is supported and will work. You will want good CPU cooling, these CPU's do run hot. But I caution about adding money to an AM3+ build, it is a dead platform. A Pentium G4560 is actually a little faster and a B250 mobo plus this CPU can be had for about the same money. And then you have a brand new platform. About the only thing the 8370 has going for it is that it can be overclocked but you won't want to do that with a 970 chipset mobo.

    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-FX-8370-vs-Intel-Pentium-G4560/2983vs3892

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8mrcCJ/amd-cpu-fd8370frhkhbx

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8gKhP6/intel-pentium-g4560-35ghz-dual-core-processor-bx80677g4560
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JNH48d/msi-b250m-pro-vd-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b250m-pro-vd
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  2. imsqam said:
    The 8370 is the fastest 8xxx series CPU on the AM3+ platform you can get, it is supported and will work. You will want good CPU cooling, these CPU's do run hot. But I caution about adding money to an AM3+ build, it is a dead platform. A Pentium G4560 is actually a little faster and a B250 mobo plus this CPU can be had for about the same money. And then you have a brand new platform. About the only thing the 8370 has going for it is that it can be overclocked but you won't want to do that with a 970 chipset mobo.

    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-FX-8370-vs-Intel-Pentium-G4560/2983vs3892

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8mrcCJ/amd-cpu-fd8370frhkhbx

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8gKhP6/intel-pentium-g4560-35ghz-dual-core-processor-bx80677g4560
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JNH48d/msi-b250m-pro-vd-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b250m-pro-vd


    Thank you for the answer, imsqam. Although, now I am a littler torn on whether or not to just get a new platform motherboard and cpu because I think I would then need to buy new memory as well. Right now I already have the 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) but the B250 says it takes 288 pin DDR4 2400/ 2133. I am correct that this ram would not be compatible with the B250? If not, what RAM would you recommend?
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  3. You could go with this

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zBhPLD
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zBhPLD/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($62.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($62.88 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.92 @ Amazon)
    Total: $185.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-31 15:06 EDT-0400
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