Best Processor compatible with the MSI 890FXA-GD70

I bought a computer from basically a PC chop shop except its not illegal and they just throw stuff together. And i was given this really old motherboard and to refrain from buying an entire new motherboard and have the potential of breaking something, or something not being compatible, i would like to know the best processor for this motherboard, i was thinking of the Athlon x4 860k but ive seen posts saying you need a fm2+ cpu socket which the 890FXA-GD70 has an AM3 socket. And on the website of MSI it lists athlon x2/x3/x4 so i wanted to know about that aswell.
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  1. the phenom X6 1090t is the fastest most powerful CPU that will work in the motherboard.
    https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/support/890FXAGD70#support-cpu
    click on compatibility.

    the 860k is not available in the proper socket. only the CPUs on the list will work. 125W max
    Reply to R_1
  2. Motherboard supports early model AM3+ processors (Zambezi)

    AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz Eight Core (FD8150FRGUBOX) Processor with heatsink
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/272837734580?chn=ps&dispItem=1

    CPU Support List
    https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/support/890FXAGD70.html#support-cpu
    Reply to Calvin7
  3. Get an FX-8350
    Reply to sarcophagus_macabre
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