The 5850 price is going nowhere with the addition of the 5830. Hell they just upped the 5830's price to 259.99.
NEwegg has a MSI 5830 for 259.99 that will overclock to 1.05Ghz core and kick a lot of ass for not a lot of money. I max out BC2 at 1920X1200 with 8XAA and 16XAF and average 60fps. That is with a single 5830 and not in Xfire.
You can't say that. If Nvidia launches their cards at $300/$600 and they kick the ATI equivalent's ass, then ATI has to lower price. If they suck and are overpriced, he waited 2 weeks at most