Following Intel's trend, AMD drops the 3000+ radically, making it once more a price/performance choice, at a 44.7% drop.
The XP2400+ assumes the old XP2200+'s price, which is 100$, definitely a big drop and making it probably the sweet spot of the CPUs by AMD.
The 2.4 by Intel is also a sweet spot.
The 3.06GHZ is also quite less expensive, but the 2.8GHZ is the most interesting for now.
Glad to know even the best CPUs out there now are not at all 1000$ CDN anymore.
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OK call it $80-85 but that's delivered price. For which you are generally looking at Leadtek, MSI, Soltek, EPoX and you might have to settle for MCP and 2 channel audio not MCP-T with 6.1 (not a problem if you already have a good sound card).
The Epox 8RDA is a decent overclocking board. Don't know about the others.
<b>99% is great, unless you are talking about system stability</b>