and if you plan to overclock CERTAINLY don't get a p4 1.7
this is the willamette core, .18 micron, runs hotter than northwood, only 256 L2, bad overclocking! get a 1.6A or somethin instead if you're tryin to overclock a low end P4
I'm Canadian and I can assure you this is not enough, even for a low cost Celeron 1GHZ setup!!!
You need to expand MUCH further. (I also hope that 200$ limit doesn't include tax yet)
Lowest AthlonXP here is 110$, plus a cheap ECS board for 89$, you still need RAM, so even the cheapest setup will run 300$ easily, for something decent for home use and some fair gaming.
You need to specify more man, not just ask which for how much, we need info on your current inventory and what is to buy!
RBC has the Pre-Order of the XP2600 and XP2400, yeah they are more expensive than the competition (the XP2600 is less expensive than the P4 2.6GHZ, but seeing as most agree, the 2.53GHZ is competing it, and it costs less)
AMD needs to price drop or hurry the XP2700-2800 release SOON, I hope not another paper launch as said. They even said not before OCT 30 that the XP2600 would come out!
Yeah, I said it when they first "launched" the XP2400/2600+. I said that at high end, Intel actually is starting to have a better price/performance ratio. I mean, the P4 2.4B is selling at <$190 at googlegear.com.
...And all the King's horses and all the King's men couldn't put my computer back together again...