OK guys, I've made the difficult decision to *cough* .....stick with the current CPU for a while. After the RAM, GPU, and PSU upgrades... I'll just wait till DirectX 10 and dual-core needy games come our way, and then go to a x2 processor, multi-GPU compatible MoBo, and a pair of good Dx10 cards...if I am financially able to do so. For now, just the 7800GTX, another gig of RAM (Corsair), and the PSU will set me back at least $1000....leaving about $1000 in "life savings" for future upgrades. But knowing me, it'll soon all be spent on games:P
So am I still allowed to call my rig a quasi-UGC? JK...thanks for all the advice.