The softening of Conroe prices that we’ve seen in the lower-end models is now happening for the higher end models.
The low price on the E6600 is now just $20 above Intel’s official price, and the price on the E6700 is about the same.
(Incidentally, it appears that Zipzoomfly.com prices no longer show up at Pricewatch, despite having prices often a bit lower than the low Pricewatch price, so you ought to check them, too, before buying.)
While these prices aren’t quite as low as they probably will be in a few months, I think we’re out of the period of artificially high prices due to lack of supply.
The issue now shifts to the motherboards: how much will a high FSB cost you, either for the mobo itself or for RAM (if you choose to try a 1:1 ration FSB:memory). The high costs of these may be a reason why Conroe shortages were fleeting: less demand.