i would just like to say ty in advance and any help is welcome.
First of all i would be using the computer for gaming and video convertions (e.g. avi-mp4), i have around £500 to spend if a save up so that would be the marker.
i would like to have a phenom 2 x4 970 but i think that in total that is just stupid as it costs like £140.
Also i am in the uk so uk sites please, no newegg, i basically need a new rig to do as stated and also i would like as my cores as possible and it to be fast. ty
Basically in your pricerange you have a few options. It comes to about $700 american so I will give my advice based on that. Unless you link me to the site you will be buying from.
With that kind of budget, I recommend a phenom II 955 and a GTX460 1GB. These are the best bang for your dollar.
I also recommend 4GB of memory. No less. More might be useless though.
If you want to improve your CPU with any extra money, I recommend a core i5 2300, 2400 or 2500.
Questions that may change my answer:
-Where will you be buying from?
-What don't you need? For example, do you need a monitor, case etc?
-What games will you be playing? What resolution? What setting are you expecting to play these games at?
-Will you be video converting and gaming at the same time?
-Do you have any brand preferences?