no no no no no
The only thing that can compete right now with the lowest line of C2D is the Anthlon 64 FX series...which are about 350+.
And sad part is if overclocked a little on the C2D they BLOW away even the FX-60 $833.
it's sad but i just made a system with
Biostar 945P Mobo
1 GB DDR2 667 Wintec
WD 160gb, 8mb buffer
Shipped to me: $586.18
Sad part is that gives you a C2D with DDR2-677 ram now instead of plain old DDR-400. Also if you were to spend about $610 you could get another and better P965 Mobo..i just spent a day on here and my system looks just like that almost and it will destroy BF 2142.
Trust me on this one man
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900