With the current news and rumors the expected release is around September.
Anyway i would still get a SB.They are still top notch cpus.
Yes if the BD enters the market we would see the SB prices drop to some extent.
Is your budget really that tight? I would strongly suggest just spending the extra $30-40 and getting the i5 2500k. This way you have one of the best CPU's on the market now, and in a few years when it gets outdated you can OC it with relative ease.
I agree with the consensus though, the BD has already been delayed due to poor performance ratings. Even if you wait till it comes out it may drop the price on the SB slightly but depends how bad your current PC is and how bad you want a new one.
Well before going about it that way, I seriously suggest setting a budget and then picking out all the components around that. Because then if you need the extra $20 for a CPU upgrade, you can make a small compromise in other areas. I don't usually suggest buying components one at a time and trying to put together PC that way.
As well if your interested in the help, If you post your build and planned usage I'm sure you could get some great insight here. But if not, good luck!
This is what i have now
HIS HD 5770 1GB
Athlon II x2 245 2.9 ghz
2 gb ddr2 800 mhz..
This is what i want
Core i5 2500k 285$
GA-H67M-D2 82 $
2xDDR III 2GB 1333 MHz Elixir Original 22 $ each
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F DT 71$
No need for paying $20 extra for an overclockable processor ('k' series CPUs have unlocked multipliers), then putting it into a MB that does not support overlocking. If you wish to overclock your desired 2500K cpu, then get a P67 or Z68 mb; or, drop cpu selected down to an 15-2400 for $50 less....