So much AMD bashing on here... admittedly BD isn't very good at a lot of things - I can't help but wonder why so many fanboys though? If you like Intel and their lineup/pricing is working for you, then keep purchasing from them. Some of us don't have as deep pockets, and nobody can deny that Intel processors and motherboards sell for a premium when compared to AMD processors and motherboards - but in the end an AMD user can do all the same things and Intel user can. My system might not get quite the same FPS in StarCraft II but I can still play competitively on Ultra and the gap between my 960T and your i5 or i7's FPS while playing a majority of games isn't going to be noticeable one bit unless I have fraps open or I'm using a 120 Hz monitor.
I completely understand the need for a PII, a SB or IB, or a BD - Each lineup has a specific use that it shines in. If I could afford it and I didn't hate Intel for some of their business practices, I would say that Intel probably has the better product for your average consumer who may be looking to use his computer for a variety of things - and would have SB in my system.
I cannot, however, stand to read any more Intel fanboys bashing PII's as if they can't keep up in all of the latest games. Somebody said an 1100T would bottleneck a GTX 680 and for that I ask
I'm sure it would bottleneck stock, but overclocked I'm not really seeing it - I've yet to see my 670 be choked by my 960T at its current clocks and I don't think a couple hundred extra CUDA cores are going to change that dramatically. I will say that I'm sure the picture would be a lot different if I ran three monitors at a super high resolution, but I'm talking for those of us normal folks who like to game at 1080P with all the eye candy jacked up... those people really have no use for $300+ processors.
The only game I ever see my processor noticeably being bashed by IB or SB is in a game like SC2, and we all know that multi-threaded gaming is the future and that few games are likely to follow the SC2 model. I admit, I wouldn't mind an upgrade and PII is rather dated, but it is still perfectly capable for 1080P gaming and those who disagree need a reality check IMO.