Thanks to memoryexpress in Calgary I got to build my new system a few days earlier than expected. CPU: AMD FX-8150 Mobo: Asus M5A88-M with onboard video RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Quad Channel Kit HD: Seagate 250GB (2 years old) Windows 7 Ok, I produced and sell video clips and 3D renders. My last CPU was a AM2+ 940BE with 8Gigs. I use Cinema 4D(11) and Vue 7 for 3D. Here's my initial real world results: *link removed* The arse-hole downstairs has a 2600k system with 12GB and a SSD, I installed Cinema 4D on both systems and rendered a 600 frame scene. The FX-8150 rendered the scene about 20% faster. I have another scene crunching right now and will report back.