Right now I am looking into buying a brand new system for myself and I DO NOT want to go the Conroe route. I am sticking with AMD, pure and simple. The problem I have is I know I will be upgrading now and then but I find the DDR2 memory ridiculously expensive for even 1GB of PC2 6400 with decent timings. So which of these should I go with: 939 Venice 3800+ 2GB 2-3-2-5 1T 400Mhz memory Perhaps upgrade to X2 when programs begin using it more and prices come down Skip the current-gen AM2 platform and upgrade with the next gen (2007 or whatever it will be) Cheaper price and refined mobo. or AM2 Orleans 3800+ 2GB 5-5-5-12 2T 800Mhz memory (triple the price and not running at 1T) Perhaps upgrade to X2 when programs begin using it more and prices come down Pray that AMD doesn't come out with a Conroe-beater before I want to upgrade. More expensive and first gen mobo. I need your advice guys!!!