So it's time to rebuild the gaming box. After doing a bit of research looks like I'll be going to AMD this time around. I'm thinking about getting the Abit AN8 Ultra motherboard. So for cpu though I need some opinions. Anyone think the san diego core 64s are worth it right now or should I just stick with a venice core and oc it? This is gonna be used mainly for gaming and some video encoding, nothing much else as I use a mac still for evertyhing else.
Oh and other thing I've noticed there are a few drives out now using SATAII/3Gb/s interfaces. Is the speed noticeable compared to a SATA 1.5Gb/s drive? Or is it more noticeable going with a raptor 10k drive instead.