either get the X2 3800+ and OC to the 4200+ or the 4400+ and OC to the 4800+ (or if you feel like testin your OCin research, if any has been done, get the Opteron 165 and OC the **** out of it)
About the conroe...... my opinion, why wait, yea in a way its good for future proofin but then again, new tech will always come out.... and also.... idk how many times i've said this.... there is no single program that will use a dual-core to its full performance. If you always wait for the newest tech, you'll always be waitin. Yea from the benchmarks from the people taht have tested it are amazin but it'll be a while before it can be used to its full. Even the 4400+ will be future proofing (it wont perform AS good as the Conroe but it'll run anything you through at it for a long time) People have got to think about the average PC owners, the ones with onboard video who wasted their $1000 on a dell that we could build for $800 with better performance
Why? No current games harness anything past a 3500+ amd athlon 64 processor.