Originally Posted by WeReWoLf
If you really want to get the 260, then you'll need at minimum a motherboard upgrade. If you're going to do that, you may as well pick up a faster CPU and some faster RAM as well.
That being the case, he might as well wait a bit longer until the Core i7 processors come out. When that happens, the price of socket 775 (current Core2 Duo/Core2 Quad) processors and motherboards should drop even more.