I'm about to finally get my long awaited upgrade. Problem is, very few choices in my country, the best 3 choices are:
Pentium 805D: I've personally tried this one, OC's easily to 3.32GHz (stock is 2.66) on air with stock HS and CRAPPY RAM.
Pentium 930D: It's stock 3GHz and has 2x2MB L2. Dunno how far i could got on OC tho. Pro: it's 65nm technology (less power/heat).
A64 3200+: Tho I haven't had any experience with s939 Athlons, I know you need good RAM for decent OC. The best sticks you can get here are Kingston Valueram PC3200. I can get a decent vanilla A8N-SLI tho.
This system is gonna be the main gaming pc at home, so dual core isn't a must atm (but it's nice to have anyway).
Remember, I can't get any decent RAM, CPU is gonna be air cooled with your choice of 3rd party HS/Fan.
I'll appreciate any comments, especially first hand experiences.