Which is a Phenom II X2 550 BE + Gigabyte Motherboard.
I followed the easy 2 minute instructions to turn this into a quad core...
$159.99 quad core upgrade... And for some reason Tiger never charges me sales tax( I think it's because they don't have a store in California) and this item had free shpping.... Best $159.99 I've ever spent... HUGE upgrade... For those of you looking to upgrade and want to keep your DDR2 RAM/ HARD DRIVE/ GPU/ PSU.... This is a phenomenal deal.
As a systems builder on the side the bulk of my clients happen to be just like you : normal joes on P4s or 939s and dun do rendering/encoding nor give a damn about synthetic benchmarks, etc so AMD right now as a whole platform (chip/mobo/gpu) looks really attractive to them hehe Of course those with far more heavier needs and the budget to match the LGA 1366/i7 is where it's at ^^