I'm currently set for a desktop rig with a Q6600 (2.4GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 1066MHZ FSB) and an 8800 GT. I don't want to wait a month for the new quad core processor, but if it's going to be worthwhile I will. Intel is coming out with a new quad core Yorkfield processor mid-March. It's specs are impressive. Yorkfield (codename for the Q9000 and QX9000 series) will feature a dual-die quad core design with two unified 6 MB L2 caches resulting in a total amount of 12 MB L2-Cache. They are also expected to feature 1333 MHz (Wikipedia says 1600MHZ...) FSB and be compatible with the Bearlake chipset. These processors are expected to become available in early 2008, and the platform will support DDR3. Do you guys think a faster FSB and a bigger L2 cache will be worthwhile waiting for? The prices aren't much more than the current Q6600. The release dates on the chart aren't correct because Intel delayed the Yorkfield processors until March. I'd go with the Q9450 if it's worthwhile to wait.