thank you very much for help, that has cleared up a few questions!
What would you recommend in the mid range (the range i can afford, u can forget about 3200+'s lol!)?
i.e. 2700/2800 AMD vs 2.4/2.6Ghz P4?
Bear in mind i shal be buying quality mobo (A7V8X or Intel summat or other lol) ram (512 branded DDR 2700 maybe 3200) and g/card (9600PRO or MAYBE (lol) a 9800PRO)
Therefore money spent on the best value (or bang for buck) CPU would go towards my "Buy Karl a Radeon 9800PRO and DDR3200 fund" hehehe! Therefore maybe you would recommend AMD due to its generally cheaper mobo's?
Would gaming benefit from a "better" CPU or a better Graphics Card?
Cheers again fetlers