Your cpu should be able to cope nicely, besides AMD's single core processors are powerful enough as they are, even the 3200+. I would recommend 2 gigs of dual-channel DDR RAM, that would help get rid of any potential bottlenecks, if you are worried about them.
:twisted: mmm 15%...well eventually i'll have to do that I just cant wait untill oblivion... a big reason im doing this upgrade. The main reason i was so concerned about a bottleneck was my last computer...went all out on a radeon x800 (at the time allout 8)) and i really skimped on the motherboard....yeah....i got 2000marks on 3dmark 05 and when i moved the card to my dads computer he got 5000... anyways thanks again for the reply guys.
"I'm wondering if anybody thinks that this system will bottleneck at the processor"
There was an A64/ 7800GTX processor scaling article several months back at www.firingsquad.com that showed that a 3200+ was holding back framerates "somewhat", but that above a 3500+, the increases were less pronounced....
With that in mind, I'd opt instead for a 3500+ if possible ...
(YOu might be able to easily OC your way to 2.2G/3500+ speeds anyway, however)
thanks for the info mdd1963! Well thats my whole dahlemma. It would be silly to spend that much on a 7900 gtx and have the preformance of a 7800gt on account of the CPU. So with that in mind i checked neweggs prices on processors...and the 3500 is around $200. however, the 3700 is only $12 more! I'm going to spring for the 3700 . plus i see it has a 1mb L2 cache other the 3200/3500s 512k.
the CPU should be OK, but if you have the cash you know that a faster processor wont hurt. however that kingston ram you're using - it's not that CL3 ValueRAM stuff is it? I've heard Corsair 2GB dual channel budget RAM is much better