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.