Id like to make some comments.
If you are just doing video, by all means go Intel
If u plan to do any gaming, get Athlon 64 Bit, perferably with a meg of cache.
Best AMd chipset is the Nforce 3 250
GET SATA....i repeat get SATA perferably in a RAID 0
So, its better to get 2 80 gigs in a raid 0 than 1 160.
About the previou post about new technology...So far all most all of them are busts...
The new chipsets are just mods of the current ones for Socket T.
Socket T is a new POS socket by Intel in which u cannot remove your processor without ruining ur motherboard...It also locks down the FSB so u can barely overclock at all
The Presscott sucks so far, offering little to no performance increase from the northwood and it also doubles as a stove
The comment about Athlon's funny #'s-They have to let people kno how they compare to intel.
BTX-Is a silly new form factor brought on my Intel...Has little to no upgrades to ATX except a reson to buy a new PSU and case
PCI-Express-Will rock if it ever comes out
DDR2-From wut i have seen, the timings suck...but im suree itll all get straightened out
Hopefully Sata will become NAtively supported under the next version of windows
DVD Writers are now up to 12x and dual layers are out
Blue Rays should be comig soon as well
Some AMD lingo (The other chip on this forum )
939-New AMD socket that allows the FX's to not need registered ram
NForce3 250-New chipset that lets u lock the FSB/AGP buses
Ill add some more at another point
2.6b at 3.3
1 gig of OCZ Platinum Limited Edition PC3200(2-2-2)
Seagate 80gb sata
SP-94 with Tornado
Panasonic GS200 on its way with:
3 DV Tapes, Tripod, Bag, Telephoto Lens, Lens Cleaning Kit