I'm getting a new computer pretty soon, and am considering my options. One of which, obiously is the type CPU. From what I've read, it seems that the latest AMD Athlon chips are defintely the way to go... however, I asked this guy at work -who's training to become a computer game programmer- and he says the Athlon CPUs are only worth it if you're going to over-clock them. If you're just a typical user running them 'stock' (no mods whatsoever), then you're better off w/ a Pentium chip. Apparently the AMD's only really outperform when overclocked, by design (so he says). I'm not savvy at all when it comes to overclocking, if I were to go that route, I'd just go get my setup from Alienware, and have them do it for me w/ a liquid-cooled system. Is there any remote truth to this, or does this guy just not have a clue what he's talking about? He's going to school to learn this stuff, so I'd like to think he's worth listening to. But, whatever. Btw, I'll be asking more questions, over time - as I zero in on my new PC. I didn't do enough research last time, and was disappointed. Not going to let that happen again. Appreciate the help!