The thing that sucks right now is your looking at the $250 range for any decent mobo. That price will go down, but it could be a while.
For 2gb of RAM, your looking at about $200.
So for mobo and RAM your at about $450, that leaves a little over $300 left for the CPU.
Realistically, the E6600 will probably end up running you around $350. You could drop to an E6400 and have room to spare.
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