Im planning on building a new 2nd computer, used mainly for encoding movies using Shrink and decrypter. I presently have a Dell Demension 8400 P4 3.0, 1 meg DDR2 ram, 160Gb SATA HD. Using this in conjunction with my Speedhacked BenQ 1620, I can generally rip and encode a Dual layer pressed movie in about 13-14mins. I'm very happy with the speed of this computer, but I'm on a budget for this second one. The computer will be used almost exclusively for encoding movies. Can you guys recommend any cheaper CPU's that might come close to matching the dells #'s. I've read that P4's with hyper threading are better at encoding video than AMD's. Whats more important in an encoding CPU... Cache, FSB, or Ghz? I've read that the prescott celeronD processors overclock very well for cheap, would this even help given the lower cache of these chips? I really don't want to spend more than about $140 for the CPU, so this pretty much eliminates most of the newer P4 Cpu's. I can get a AMD64 3000+ for $200 with a $100 rebate so right now this is at the front of my list, but I'm torn because of the things I've read about the AMDs not being quick encoders. Please any help would be appreciated.