Re: MSI K8 Diamond
the same processor? you never mentioned a processor, you mentioned a socket type. i have the same board except mine is the better version, i think (look in my sig to see it). now that would probably be a nice board, i know mine is. i have a AMD 64 3000+ "winnie" core and i like my system i would suggest getting a AMD X2 3800+ or better but a 3000+ is still very nice and will play games very well.
AMD 3000+ @ 2.25
Corsair Twinx 1024mb 2x512mb XMS
MSI 6600GT's SLIed @ 565/1100
Neo 4 Platinum SLI Mobo