Welcome to TPU! I agree with everything the Others are saying. As for a Cpu A nice AMD Phenom II Quad would do you well, Also An Intel Core I7 would be just as Good. If you dont plan on doing much over clocking Look into a Phenom II 920 If you do want to Overclock A Phenom 940 Black Editon is what you want. Also If this is your first time building a P.C You should Start a Project Log HERE:http://forums.techpowerup.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18, It Enables us to Help you along the way.