I'm finally taking the plunge and building a PC dedicated to run Giga 3. I'm considering the Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz / 1MB Cache / 800MHz FSB and the Intel "D875PBZLK FMB 1.5" i875P Chipset Motherboard as this combination is reported to be solid for Giga 3 (there seems to be a perceived stability advantage when going with all Intel chipsets). However, I would really appreciate any recommendation on the best performing AMD Processor and MOBO combo as an alternative to Intel (although, it seems like AMD is not quite the bargain that it used to be). By performance, I'm referring to the more CPU intensive tasks such as instances of Giga Pulse and VST plugs rather than just polyphony (which is more hard drive dependent). Also, what performance difference can be expected with the new 2-Mbyte L2 cache announced for the P4 processors for next year (while Intel phase out the P4 completely in favor of dual core).