So, I have had my current CPU (AMD Phenom x4 965 Black Edition) for about a year and a half, and slowly it is beginning to dawn on me that, well, it has served its purpose quite well, but cannot fare much farther. So I have decided to replace it, have quite a nice stash of money to burn and loads of space in my cabinet that is just waiting to be filled out. I, as some would expect, have my eyes on the Intel I7, all the set-ups that I have seen look awesome, and should beef my rig up, quite a bit (It has to, it's double the expense from my current CPU). But perhaps there are people on this forum, I actually know there is, that are considerably more knowledgeable in this field than I am, and therefore if anybody has some clever words to see me through this, I would gladly listen to you. Also, depending on the CPU I pick up, I will have to change my motherboard, but that is no concern either.
I am looking much forward to your help. Thank you in advance.