What would you reccomend for a system. Cost wise the only are where the intel setup would prove more expensive is using ddr2 instead of ddr, but this is only about an extra £60 or so. I'm not a big gamer, and I intend to use the machine for a bit of everything, including video processing a sweetespot input. The intel setup has the advantage of having dolby digital live, and now that the NF4 doesn't have this feature the amd setups are somewhat lacking on the audio front. So should I go for the AMD setup, which would prove better for games, and be cooler and therefore quieter. Or do I go the intel route, with improved multitasking and dolby digital live support? The only hesitation I have about the intel route is that the prescott 2m will be out in january, and that extra 1meg l2 may prove very useful on the still cache starved p4 arciecture. Any advice?