I need a good cpu for rendering/gaming!

Here are the specs:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  $81.99
  • Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX  AM3+ Motherboard  $61.97
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  $29.99
  • Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  $54.99 
  • Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card  $214.98
  • Case: Apex Vortex 3620 ATX Mid Tower Case  $31.62
  • Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  $53.99
  • Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer  $15.99

I have a Phenom 2 X4 955 Black but people say its slow at rendering video What is faster and in the same buget?

Phenom is slow but for your budget it is the best you can do.

amd fx-8320 or 8350

what program are you using for rendering?

I could've even image what compressing my videos would be like without my i7.

Sony Vegas Pro 12