I'm just posting this so I don't loose it. I need to build a new machine... this seems as good a place as any to start.
The DIY $1000 Athlon XP Gaming Rig Build It: A couple of weeks ago, we built a Pentium 4 gaming PC for $1000. We've constructed another one for the same price, this time based on the Athlon XP. Find out which do-it-yourself rig is faster.