I am just wondering here... the only chipset atm that works for LGA1336 cpus is the X58 Express Chipset, right? And the motherboard prices are much higher than their counterparts(AM3, and the older LGA775<- dead), is it because nVIDIA haven't made a chipset that works for the LGA1336 cpus?? Just wondering here maybe weird question hehe but yeah
The lack of competing chipset surely doesn't help prices, but one also has to consider that X58 is a high-end chipset like X48 was. Prices would have been much lower if they had released a P45 equivalent for the i7, but then they would have had a harder time leveraging the money they put into i7 R&D.