It's not time to buy that sucker yet! Wait till the speeds ramp up and yields get better. More overclockin fun, I won't be making the jump till PCI express comes around most likely, although I might jump on the N-Force3 because I know there's still life in my 9700Pro. NForce 3 has the normal AGP/PCI layout correct?
it depends on the benchmarks, especially in CAD. my 1700+ oc'ed to 2600+ (thanks, shimmishimm!) is BLAZINGLY fast in CAD. i have never seen anything like it. things that used to take 10 seconds happen almost instantaneously now.
gaming is always fun, and from what i've read, the athlon platform is superior to the p4. for me, amd is the way to go, hands down. i'm going to wait for 64-bit computing to go mainstream before i jump ship tho.
Though all the reviews of the A64 are making me drool, I've made it a point to never buy a first generation ANYTHING whether it's a car, computer or whatnot. Let other people buy first-gen and deal with all the teething problems of a newly designed product. Then after everything settles down and the bugs are ironed I'll look at whether or not to buy. As a plus prices will have dropped considerably.
It'll be way expensive...not only the A64 CPU! you got to buy RAMs that work with it (normal DDR won't workshould be registered for A64FX) and the Mobo! And what bout OS (winxp64 etc etc)? you got to buy that too!
Talk about major upgrade! and not a cheap one at all!