well wait a month after i5 has launched ppl will be throwing 775 sockets in the trash you could pick up any q series for half what it is now
I have Socket 775 e8400 build I keep around for a 2nd or spare PC. The mobo is a GA-P43-ES3G. I scan for Core 2 Quad CPU, the Q8400 is the lowest priced but I would not call that reasonable. Do you have any leads? The e8400 remains in PC til I locate a fire-sale Core 2 Quad. Maybe Q9505? When I review " CPU-Benchmark" I wonder why I would invest anymore into the Socket 775. By the way, I am a video trans-coder with a i7-950 Build, w/ 6Gb ( 3x2Gb ) 1333Mhz, GTX460 336 stream processors, SSD, HX750, Blu-Writer and Zalman 1000+. After all that , I find the i7-2500 outruns me. It doesn't matter because blu media is @ 2x,4x, & 6x with best quality copies in @ 1x. Sorry, did you sport any low priced Core 2 Quads?