I'm window shopping for some new components and would welcome comments from other system builders here.
I will keep my Thermaltake Soprano case, Jeantech 500w PSU and X-Fi Xtreme Game and for the time being my 7900GT 512, but will eventually become an 8800GT. I'll have to update from my current AMD 64 x 2 4400 (939 skt) and as I have only ever known and used AMD, I don't know what the equivalent would be for an Intel based system so those Intel Kaleun's out there speak up! I know the Intel CPU's are currently strides ahead of the AMD's if you get the right one, but I don't know an Core 2 Duo E6750 from a Core 2 Extreme QX6
Any upgrade from 939 skt AMD will mean new ram because of the pin configuration change, so that is part of the consideration too, but at least is compatible with both the AMD and Intel motherboards.
Here's how far I have got, based on Ebuyer UK which I like to use. If you enter the quick find codes it will give you the extended spec on the website.
Arctic Cooling Freezer-64-LP Dual Cooling Low Profile Processor Cooler for AMD 939 and AM2 Processors
QuickFind Code: 131148 | Mfr part #: AC-FRZ-64LP
(£11.99 inc VAT)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+ Socket AM2 Black Edition 3.20GHz Retail Boxed Processor Without Fan
QuickFind Code: 132142 | Mfr part #: ADX6400CZWOF
(£110.75 inc VAT)
ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE Socket AM2 nvidia 570SLi 7.1channel audio ATX (I won't be going SLI but it's a pretty good board from what I've read)
QuickFind Code: 113974 | Mfr part #: 90-MIB030-G0EAYZ
(£74.22 inc VAT)
Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4(4-4-4-12) E.P.P. Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty
QuickFind Code: 111439 | Mfr part #: TWIN2X2048-6400C4
(£51.52 inc VAT)