First things first Im just wanting to upgrade my CPU, motherboard, and ram. I have everything else I need. Right now Im running a Q6600 on an ASUS board with 4GB Ram.
Here is what I use my computer for:
TONS of HD video ripping and encoding and lots of RAR and UNRAR of very large files.
Play an occasional game, maybe 6 times a month.
Mainly what Im wanting is something thats going to rip through my applications (ripping, UNRAR, RAR, etc) like crazy. I dont have a preference on AMD or Intel. Ive had both over the years and Im not loyal to one. I just dont want to spend a ton of money and want something thats a good bang for the buck.
Id love to hear everyones suggestions. If you need more information Ill provide whatever you need Ive just been out of the loop lately and need to know whats best for me.