Your choice as both are good and fast. Newegg.com has AMD64 for $404. Gotta have a new motherboard, 'though.
I'm building a new PC. I've always been pro-AMD since they have always been just as fast or faster than Intel processors and at a much lower cost. However, it looks as now the AMD 3200+ and the Intel P4 3.2 is almsot neck and neck. Prices are just about the same. In the long run I'm not sure which to get...which will benifit me for a longer period of time. Typical use of my PC would include ripping MP3s, burning DVD's, gaming, some word processing. That's about it.
I've done searches on the web for ratings of these processors only to find that the results vary. Intel seems to always win, sometimes by a lot...sometimes by little.
www.pricewatch.com has the AMD 3200+ 400 at $425 and the P4 3.2 800 at $409. So the P4 is cheaper.
Should I stay loyal to AMD or bail on it for the always talked about