From my supplier it is the latest current price as of March 2010, so it is unlikely that a bargain of discharge "almost nothing". The motherboard is a beast, but a little outdated. Even if there is a top-end Core 2 Quad's the point of purchasing highly questionable. You can buy a cheaper nurse it and it will be okay to pull. If the upgrade complete, you should think at least about i3+1156. And even better to wait half a year, Ivy Bridge, Bulldozer etc.