Originally Posted by mcc21
+1 ... great to able to include a GTX560 Ti
As I stated before...look at the bench marks for i3-2100...i was surprised a dual core able to beat out a lot of the AMD quads. I don't know how it is done as I don't know much about cpu architectures, and if you want add a decent cooler and you can easily OC at least up to 3.5-4.0 ghz...
He won't be able to overclock. The problem with the Sandy Bridge architecture is that the bus speed is locked to the PCI clock, so increasing one can mess with the other, that's why the K models exist so you can up the multi to compensate.
3.1Ghz should be perfectly fine, and the 2100 has hyperthreading, so it is effectively 4 threads, which is why it performs on par, or better than AMD Quads.