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OK, so most threads here are talking about the latest greatest and overclocking.

This post is for other more mundane purposes. I needed a new windows computer at work. I was looking at buying a $300~$350 C2D 3Ghz+ prebuilt vs a prebuilt Core I3/I5 and then I stumbled upon a pretty good barebones I3 sale.

I already have laying around 4GB of PC2000 memory, a 1TB hdd, and a dvd-r. So this seemed a pretty good deal... Put it together, threw Win7-64 at it and I'm really really pleased. I just bought Adobe CS5.5 for work and on the C2D 3.3Ghz w/4GB versus the I3 at 3.3GHz with 4GB of RAM, the I3 is noticeably faster to open photoshop, illustrator, and indesign.

So? No matter how much of a tightwad you are, step up to the I3!

Some SuperPI in case anyone cares:
+ 000h 00m 05s [ 512K]
+ 000h 00m 12s [ 1M]
+ 000h 00m 27s [ 2M]

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4930k SABERTOOTH X79 NVIDIA Quadro K2000 Corsair 4 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Revodrive 350 PCIe  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200 rpm ST31000... Acer HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH70N  Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 professional 64 bit ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD PLS Monitor razer black widow ultimate Raidmax 630w 
CaseMouseOtherOther
TT Commander Snow Logitech M-U0007 (M500) NextEngine Laser Scanner Mobile Computer Desk 
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3D Connexion Space Navigator Huion H58L Tablet 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon 3440 Maximus III Gene GTS250 G.Skill 2GB F3-10666CL8-2GBHK 
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SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP2004C 200GB 7200 RPM Zalman windows 7 64 bit Gateway FHX3200B 
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