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id go phenom X4 955 if you can I3 is good but its only dual core.

For gaming and future stuff your really gonna want a quad core now.
I would like for him to have a quad too, but a i3 vs a 955 gaming...the i3 slaughters it. Heck in a lot of games the i3 is neck in neck with the 2500k and 2600k.

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It is very true, I3 is a great processor and you can always upgrade and slaughter amd even more XD
it had HT to so dont worry about the quad core part, AMD 8 core stuff isnt even full 8 cores really. it only have the most important parts of it, and use the non important stuff is shared. Basically like HT i would say.
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I'd take the OP's original build, along with the slight changes I suggested. It'll hold him for a VERY long time. Could upgrade PSU (or buy a slightly stronger PSU now), and add another 460 1GB later for SLI. He could also upgrade to Ivy Bridge when it comes out, and that i3 he's buying now will EASILY hold its own until Ivy comes out.

And yes, a quad core would be nice. But the i3 is a dual core + HT. So its almost the same as a 3 core Intel (close enough). At bone stock, that i3 will slaughter any AMD chip in gaming at 4.0GHz with a good NB clock. Not to mention, the AMD will require a good board too for future proofing with BD.
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