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the worst but a interesting config for ~5oo$ which can be overclocked to 3.8 or so with a decent cooler tongue.gif

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CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz Triple-Core Processor ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.95 @ B&H)
Hard Drive: Western Digital AV 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.89 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $509.79 Shipped

well anyways jokes apart here is one i would say Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 870iCafe R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.95 @ B&H)
Hard Drive: Western Digital AV 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.89 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $533.35
Mail-in Rebates: $-30.00
Total: $503.35

you can overclock that a little but if you want the best price ./ performance ration then nothing can beat this
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CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.95 @ B&H)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($152.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Total (before mail-in rebates): $548.44
Mail-in Rebates: $-45.00
Total: $503.44

Hope that helped thumb.gif

i would highly recommend you the i3 its worth what you are paying