I currently have an Asus P7P55D motherboard with an Intel core i-5 cpu (750 @ 2.67 GHz, 2668 Mhz 4 cores). Also have 4 gb of ram and a 120gb kingston hyper x SSD drive. I have a very long list of movies to encode to .mp4 using Vidcoder. Currently it is taking anywhere from 3.5 to 6.5 hours to encode per movie. I am hoping to get these times reduced significantly if possible. I figured it is time to upgrade this machine anyway so I am looking to get a new CPU and maybe some more RAM. What would be some good i-7 cpu's that can fit in my motherboard? I might just get a new motherboard anyway too if that makes a difference. Thanks for any suggestions.