As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words..."
And during this period I've been using this system a lot! Playing games, ripping DVDs, programming, just about the range of stuff that your average little geek gets up to at home
Do you really
want to compare uptimes and system stability? I rebooted once (intentionally, and not due to a system fault) since my last uptime post in the Dual Athlon thread below here.
OK then, how about raw procesing power?
And I'd bet that an equivelant system to mine costs about the same a single P4 system that you describe above...
IMHO, system stability is directly proportional to the time that a prospective PC buyer is willing to invest in researching a new system (this mainly applies to home-built, from components, systems).