Re: Ultimate gaming machine processor
If you don't have lots of cash, then play it smart and wait for socket-M2, so you can then buy a cheaper CPU and be able to upgrade it to a faster M2 in the future.
Otherwise, just spend on an Athlon 64 4000+ or an X2 maybe, and accept that it'll be out of date soon.
Windows XP Pro 17" LCD Monitor (1280 x 1024)
nForce3 250 Chipset Athlon 64 2800+ w/ C'n'Q
1 x 512MB DDR400 CL3 SDRAM 40GB IDE 7,200rpm HDD (8MB Cache)
nVidia GeForce MX420 64MB PCI On-Board Audio