This may help someone out there to see what difference a good upgrade can make.
OK the old system was a ..........
p4p800 3ghz intel
2 x 74 gig raptors in raid 0
1 gig ram
21" crt monitor
win xp 3dmark06 score 2200
AMD 64x2 dual 6000+
2 x 74 gig raptors not in raid and seperated for 2 start up drives + 400meg storage drive
2 gigs ram 667hz
24" dell lcd
win xp 3d marks06 score 10200 (no over-clocking)
Not sure if thats a good score but i can now play any game @ 1920 x 1200 with everything to the max and no lag.
and thats all i ask.