if you have money to waste intel (conroe, not pentium) is better. Right now Amd is much cheaper and you can save alot of money and still be set with games as long as you have a good graphics card.
Opteron 175 + Scythe Infinity
2 gigs corsair XMS DDR 400
XFX geforce 6800 XT
30G Maxtor + 250G Maxtor
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