Needless to say, I'm a bit distressed, considering the 3200+ processor cost more than the P4. So I'm going to make an exchange with newegg for the P4. I just have a question that's unclear in the review. The processor that did the best:
i beleive the 3.0 ghz is the C yes - it is also the 800mhz FSB version and you need a motherboard that supports 800mhz FSB. I haven't gottin mine yet - but i haven't heard any problems with asus p4p800 deluxe and i've been looking around since i've bought. has everything you'd need besides serial ata raid 1 - which not many use anyway.
er, the P4C800, right? newegg has it for 187.99 .. considering I bought the A7N8X for 127.99, the actual total for the Intel system will end up being more -- but I think I'm willing to accept that considering the performance gain.