I suspect that the cpu prices on the amd x2 will drop around july 26th, from what a friend has told me. And they will be noteworthy, like 100 or so.
Thats when im waiting to pick up my x2. : )
And another gig of ram would help with gaming ect. Although my previous rig ran just fine with 1gb. But now i run multiple MMO clients (i have multiple accounts ect.) More ram, and dual core cpu's deffiently help out. As mmo's are client side in terms of preformance, not server.
I personally would recomend evga as the brand of video card to get. Although ive used asus for about 3 different video card purchases, and all have worked very well. Everyone just keeps raving about eVga video cards. So they must be good. : )
And thats the same motherboard that im gettin for my x2. Looks like we will have about the same rig. : )
Some say windows plays a demonic message when played backwards, but thats not the worst of it, play it forward, and it installs Windows.