Hi all, Ive had my amd athlon x2 4000+ cpu based PC for five years now and think im due for an upgrade, even though it runs well with a few hiccups here and there. I need advice on purchasing a new CPU, MOBO, memory. I have already bought a AMD Radeon 6850 graphics card. Keep in mind i dont use my PC for gaming but am going to start. I want a PC that is fast at normal everyday tasks (web, streaming video, winrar, general PC use), aswell as output to my 42" HD TV @ 1080p. I was thinking about making an AMD FX-8150 based PC with 8 GIG of RAM. But I keep hearing 'most apps are single threaded so theres no point having all those cores', and other people saying 'Intel are better at single core stuff' etc. I can get a FX-8150, decent mobo and 8gig ram for about £270. I dont mind spending slightly more if its worth it. Keep in mind the PC I make will be kept for another five years or so, should I go for better single core cpu or future proof and go for more cores. Cheers all.