at least temporarily, my AMD brethren. Been strictly AMD for 6 years. But review after review of the C2D's just kept slapping me in the face. And with AMD forever pushing back release of their new line, I went ahead and crossed over "cheaply" just to see what it was like. The price is way too good right now not to. And my 939 setup was starting to show its age. I spent $325 bones at the Egg, and got: E4300 cpu $114 MSI P6N Platinum mobo $112 (oem) 2gb Geil pc6400 4-4-4-12 mem $99 Flashed the mobo to the latest beta bios...and check it, I have a completely stable 3.45ghz on the cpu. It's nuts. I hate to admit it, but this thing smokes my Opty 165 at 2.8ghz. Big performance increase in Vista. Just felt like sharing my experience, in case anyone was pondering the same thing. Looking forward to seeing what AMD's new lineup will do.