I would get the 3800+ X2 AMD 64, I love it, my first dual core, I can encode DVDs, Download, play games, and have 5 other programs all opened as long as I affinity the Encoding with no lag on ANY of the programs =)
"Truth is violated by falsehood but outraged by silence."
"Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power." ~Sun Tzu
"Ad Astra Per Aspera"
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." ~Confucious
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” ~ Samuel Jackson
“Omnis vir est fortunae faber”