so i finally bit the bullet and went for a 45nm cpu, i decided to go with an E8400 (3.0/6m/1333) and got a new HDD, board & vid card for it. if anyone needs any help with intel systems feel free to PM me, i hate to see an enthusiast waste cash on junk parts. anyhow, here she is!
here are the system specs...
E8400 3.0@ 4.15ghz air cooled 462x9 1.4vCore
Scythe Infinity heatpipe CPU cooler, Arctic Silver Ceramique
Gigabyte G33M-DS2R mATX motherboard F7 bios
4x1gb G.Skill 2GBHZ, micron D9GMH DDR2-800 @ 924 4-4-4-12
74gb Raptor 16mb
eVGA 8800GT 512mb Superclocked
OCZ Powerstream 520
Lian Li PC-7B Plus II black
decent looking rig...