Err PC_Boy your a tad clueless. The reason why Northwood cores are so expensive now is because they are no longer produced but are still in higher demand due to problems with the prescott core. Heating, etc. You should find that a prescott 3.2 will be cheaper than the northwood.
dude WTF!!! i want wat u got i got a athlon 2500 384 ram ati 128m 9500 pro flashed to 9700 pro asus mother board 80 gig samsung 7200 rpm 300 watt power suply. and a gay monitor but i gotta diablo demon case with 7 led fans in it and i run half life 2 perfect 1280/1024 high details no skip. and doom 3 maxed out also and unreal 2004 also so watever u got should run big rigs lol