Ok so i delayed my upgrade for a while, but now i really want to get the ball rolling, which in your esteemed opinion is the best CPU for gaming for the princely sum of $300? could be a little more is needed. I do sometimes multitask, but mostly if i am playing say EQ2, i may also have winamp or ms media behind playing music as well. So think i'm looking mostly at raw CPU speed as opposed to spreading the wealth so to speak. Any ideas greatly appreciated.