*SIGH* So, I was gung-ho to go for a nice Core 2 Duo (or Quad Core if the price was right) and went into the old shop that I used to work at to price some equipment out. A girl I worked with automatically started looking at Phenom prices for me when I mentioned upgrade. I said intel all the way, but she seemed convinced that I would be better off with AMD. All I'm looking at is board, CPU, motherboard, and video card. I just got a new hard drive and power supply last week. Recommendations? Remember...Canuckle here, so only great white north pricing applies. And I'm budgeting about $600.