Thanks guys for the feedback.
But as GageMW said, I am already overbudget.. Don't think dual procs are a viable solution for me given the $$ constraints. Only if my prof would fund me. Don't think that's gonna happen tho.. lol..
So I take it the general consensus is that Intel is the way to go. I'd love to have dual procs, and a Raptor drive to read the data off of during computation. But, both options seem too expensive to me at the moment. Guess I'd have to settle for NCQ..
btw YanBooth, do you REALLY have that system???...