When would be the right time to buy a Core 2 Duo? Should I go ahead and order one now, and wait until my order can be filled (probably 2 or 3 weeks). Or wait until they are staying in stock (when could this happen)? Looking to purchase either a E6400 and Abit AB9 Pro Motherboard - about $436 or E6600 and Abit AB9 Pro Motherboard - about $571 Right now I'm leaning towards the E6400, a $135 is a good bit to save. With Quad Core processors in the somewhat near future, I can always upgrade to a better Core 2 Duo when they get cheaper if the Quad Cores are out of my price range. Besides, I want to go SLI anyway, and there aren't many, if any Core 2 Duo Motherboards that I know of that suppport SLI currently. http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2802&p=1 I think this shows the E6400 performance to be around the FX-62. Thats probably at least a $500 savings (after Motherboards) on the E6400 for a similar performance to the FX-62. E6400 and a BFG 7950 GX2 1GB sounds pretty good.