Folks, I'm considering upgrading MBs from my current Soyo K7VTA + Athlon 1.2gigger. No particular reason other than it's been a while.

The Epox 8RDA+, using that new NFORCE2 chipset, seems to be getting consistently positive comments, and seems like a reasonable purchase. It also OCs well, although I've rarely fooled around with overclocking.

The AMD 2400+ seems to be a good bang for the buck CPU, as the prices start increasing rapidly beyond that point. And at roughly double my current CPUs speed, that seems like a decent choice.

The thing that's holding me back is the fact that the very fastest AMD chips are up to the 333Mhz FSB. My question: is that a difference that is meaningful? Some improvements are noticeable, others more academic in that one doesn't really notice anything in real world use. So what's the scuttlebutt on the value of the faster FSB clocking in real life?

Thanks for any informed opinions.

Art