Dont buy Pentium Extreme processors if u dont plan to over clock past 5 Ghz.
Wait 1 months for conroe to come out. It will out preform any Pentium 4/D at a fraction of the cost.
I know! I've been waiting for months anyway, but now my computer is broken I can't afford to wait any longer. I need a computer NOW - I have work to finish off for clients that just can't be "put off for a month". It's absolutely gutting, but I'll always be able to re-earn the money, but I can't always count on finding the clients!
Are you saying that Extreme Edition processors can't be overclocked as much as the regular Pentium D equivalents?
I've just found I can get the Pentium D 955 Extreme Edition (2x2MB L2, 3.46 GHz, 1066 MHz bus, Virtualization and Hyperthreading) for about £430 (US$800)! (that seems a pretty good deal to me)[/size]