alright, here's my situation:
you may remember I upgraded my video card to a 7900 GT a little while ago.
I have now got my Zalman VF900 (with the blue LED) (arrived today)
I've also done a volt mod of the card, to 1.55V, and it clocks at 700MHZ core, 460MHZ mem (effective 1840MHZ) without artifacting
Lord Anthrax and I will be making a volt mod guide for the 7900 GT's
anyway, I'm still running on my Sempron 2800+, which gets 2.0GHZ stable (stock is 1.6)
so I'm planning on upgrading it to something better (which most likely means a new motherboard aswell)
I'll have about AU $350 on thursday (provided my tax return comes in by then)
and I'll most likely be getting it from MSY
I did consider saving up a bit more and going for a conroe, that was until I saw the prices on motherboards that support Conroe (at least AU$250)
anyway, the prices of AMD CPU's has dropped... a lot!
so I'm thinking of getting something like this:
Asus A8N5X NF4 (AU$99)
Athlon 64 3700+ SD (AU$150)
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (AU$228)
anyway, I will definately be overclocking the CPU as far as I can, though I'm NOT going SLI, so I don't need a motherboard with a second PCI-E 16X slot
when my card was at 520 / 375 (stock) it got about 7800, and when at 700 / 460 with my Sempron @ 2GHZ, it only gets just over 8000 in 3dmark05
so I know my CPU is holding the card back.
anyway, along with my 7900 GT at 700 / 460, I want to try and break 11000