This was posted at The Inquirer during the show, today.
Basically, the Pentium D 850 is Intel's last generation dual core. If you build a machine around one, nobody is going to faint at the specs. Even so, it is much less expensive than any comparable dual core chip and gives tremendous bang for the buck. The article points out that you can build a very powerful dual core box for very little money, compared to other solutions. I found the idea attractive and think those of you who lean toward rolling your own might want to read this.