I've got an unlocked Phenom II X2 555 @ 3.6 as a quad. Looking at the X4 955 for $120. Mobos seem to be the same price as last year, but I feel that Bulldozer isn't worth waiting for at these prices.
Anyone else see this as a good time to build a quality budget gamer?
So you want to get a slower cpu because the price dropped? Huh?
A better budget gamer would be a i3-2100 because it has upgradeablity. The i3 is why the X4 prices are plunging because they absolutely destroy the X4 in gaming.