Core 2 Quad price starts the free fall
I previously projected that once K10 is out, all Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 and AMD K8 chips will be sold in a narrow price range of $60 to $120. Now, it's about two months before the arrival of K10, and you can get a Core 2 Quad 6600 + MB at Frys for a total of $300.
Cheap? Remember, an Intel quad core is not true quad core: you get 2.5-2.8x the performance in multi-tasking, instead of 4x.