So i am thinking of buying a new system, and researching the best possible CPU combinations for my system, and i came across this test result for DOOM3 speeds from anandtech. I am a bit confused, not being extremely technically minded when it comes to hardware (i can build PC's but the specs are a bit too geeky for me ) as to some of the results. For Information: CPU AMD Athlon64 3800+ w/HyperTransport, Socket939, Box $1067.00 CPU Intel Pentium 4 800FSB 3.4GHz Socket 478 512K $693.00 How does a 2.4Ghz CPU end up beating a 3.4Ghz CPU? And am i missing something here? I used ot own an AMD CPU, and its counterpart (of the same speed) from intel was MUCH better, and much more expensive. Im trying to build a PC for gaming and graphics, but i want to be able to play doom3+any of the new games coming out, at high quality (ie - how the games are MEANT to be played) and i am just too confused with the new equipment available since i last built a PC (a few years ago) Any suggestions for video cards, cpus, ram, MOTHERBOARDS etc would also be appreciated! Keep in mind, those prices i posted are in Australian Dollars, so halve them or something for USD.