I currently have a Phenom II x4 965 (3.1GHz) and got to thinking: I do a LOT of gaming and HD video rendering, and Premiere can't handle GPU Acceleration with ATI cards. This means that it puts all of the load on the CPU. With that said...
I was looking at the FX-8150. It's an 8-Core 3.6GHz model. The awesome crowd on this subforum helped me build my PC over two years ago, and I value your input. If there is a better deal or better option (I have an AM3 CPU socket), then please do let me know.