Thanks for the replies. The pricing info will help my willpower. I hope the PC holds up until May-June.
I wanted to replace it 2 years ago, but the P4 was crap, and I still didn't trust AMD (I'm a former K6-2 owner, WITH a VIA chipset. Aaaarrrggghh!!!). So I waited for Intel. Last year I was finally convinced that AMD was great and was going to buy a 939 system, and AMD put out the AM2 socket with its MAMMOTH performance increase (uhhh, not) as an interim solution (can anyone say--AM3?).
Then Conroe came out, RAM prices went sky high, and I've been waiting for stable chipsets (btw, what's the deal with having to buy a stick of 1.8V memory before you can use the good stuff? That's lame. Has that been fixed, or do 965 chipsets still have the problem?). I suppose I'll keep waiting for generation 2. Does Intel have a 985 or some such chipset in the works?
--Tired of waiting. Sigh...