Hey guys, first off, sorry if this is the wrong place or something like that. I'm new here, but I hope I'm here to stay. So, I'm building my first PC (sad to say I'm no a budget, but I don't really feel like spending large amounts of money on something I have never done before, plus I'm a student). I intend to play video games and do some programming/video editing and rendering. Okay, so I have a couple of questions that I would like to get answered. What's a good CPU for this motherboard? ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 (I have my eye on this one Athlon II X3 460 (3.4Ghz/1.5MB/95W) Socket AM3, but I am oblivious when it comes to certain kinds of tech, so this one may suck for all I know). Number of cores vs Ghz? I've noticed that some cores have less gigahertz, but have more cores and vice versa. Why is that and what are the pros and cons of both types? (If that's not just an outdated thing.) I know it has something to do with multitasking, but that's about it. That's about it, I'll update this thread if I come up with new questions. Thank you for your time.