Thanks for all the input. After browsing through Toms Hardware 2005/2006 CPU roundup I noticed that the Pentium D would edge out an AMD 64 3700+ in a couple of dual core dependent tasks (including Premiere). Problem is that in almost every other benchmark the 3700+ wins, including a couple of encoding benchmarks. Especially since I'm hoping to overclock. My long term plan is about a year from now (depending on prices) to upgrade to an Opteron 165-175 or start from scratch with a Core 2. I'm just limited to $150 right now, because I still need to purchase a decent case and power supply. Once again, thanks for everyone's help!
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11/30/06 at 4:11am