dang that sucks...now which quad-core am I going to upgrade too? The q6600 seems like the must main stream quad-core but I probably wouldn't see much of a performance difference except in games that support quad-core.
Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait until Q4 2008 to see what will be available. I was hoping for a q9450 at around $200. Hopefully something similar will be available. My e6600 has treated me very well. But after two years, I think it is time to upgrade to a quad-core. My ultimate goal is to get a q9450(or equivalent), asus P5E X38, 2 more gigs of g.skill ddr2-800 HZ's, another HD 4870, and Vista Ultimate by next summer. I hope all that will run Total War: Empires at a decent frame rate.