Originally Posted by DaveXensen
well i saw the TankGuys had a preorder waiting list thing going on, that's ALREADY on backorder...
trust me i know there really is no such thing as future-proofing...but for the price and power you get from a quad, its really the best way to go for a new rig
Yea, it just says "Backorder" because otherwise, people would constantly e-mail/call and ask when the chip is shipping, since it was listed as In Stock when they pre-ordered
Now, onto the bigger picture:
My best educated guess is that yes, demand will outstrip supply for a while. The Q6600 hasn't been Intel's biggest seller, so it's not likely produced in the same quantities as, say, the E6600.
With the coming price drop, demand is going to skyrocket. Just look at all the forum posts. So, I suspect at least in the short term, there's going to be supply issues.
Of course, Intel may be ramping up production, or they won't sell as much as we think - who knows. If I were a betting man though, I'd bet on limited availability for a while.