Psht $3000? For that system Steve listed I'd honestly guess more than that easily..
All I need right now is for DFI to release their nf3 socket 939 agp board so I can buy a venice and put it in there and I'll be freakin happy.
My goal right now is within 2 months is to have a
3200+ Venice running a minimum of 2.8GHz if not higher
My RAM running at 275MHz if not better
and my card running at what it's running at right no 430/1150 and I'll be content with my system......although I do have to buy a 200gb HD because I've filled up the 160gb that makes up my computer already
And too think it wasn't but a few years ago that people were saying "Whoa a gig!?! You'll never fill that up"