Re: which processor
i prefer the amd phenoms, as they are cheaper and built for overclocking. i have the amd phenom II six core 1100t black edition and love it, but will be upgrading to a eight core or 12 core soon. the prices on intels processors where i have seen them are ridiculous to be worse stats than amd's but 500+ dollars. if you really want an intel processor i don't know which one as i am an amd fan obviously. just saying that these ones are meant to be overclocked and everyone i know does it and never has problems with it overheating or breaking.