However, for the tiny performance jump the i3 offers compared to even a Core 2 Duo at a similar clock, let alone an OC'd Quad, one might as well grab an AM3 board, 4GB of DDR3 and a Phenom II Dual core for now. When AMD's next gen comes out you can just drop one right in as they're sticking with the same socket or at least preserving backward compatibility. This is in contrast to Sandy Bridge, where a new board will also bee needed... rediculous if you ask me.

intel are also doing their best to f**k with over clockers with Sandy Bridge by forcably linking PCIE, SATA clocks etc to the BCLK. If thast's the case they can stick Sandy Bridge up their Sandy Ar-se.