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I'm torn between suggesting the E-350 and i3-2100...

Either way you will be fine, the former is a beast graphically (for an 18W) and the latter is a truly fast budget CPU.
I'd personally go for the extra CPU power on the i3-2100 rather than too little CPU and too much GPU on Zacate. It's easy to remedy the lack of GPU power with the addition of a discrete graphics card somewhere down the line. The lack of CPU power, unfortunately, would require changing MB+CPU in the case of embedded systems such as Zacate and Atom. A simple thing such as anti-virus running in the background can make Zacate/Atom (even with an SSD) feel very sluggish.

As I believe I mentioned earlier, the Pentium Sandy Bridge processors should be coming next month (May 22) and if you're on a budget, they're a more attractive proposition than the i3-2100. The G620T ($70, 1ku), in particular, is looking like a mighty good fit for the Apex MI-100 (and similar).

Llano (Athlon II + HD 5500) should be coming July. Personally, I think Llano would be the best fit for a budget PC. Very good integrated GPU while having more than enough CPU power for most common tasks and given AMD's current Athlon II pricing, likely a platform cost the same as or even cheaper than Llano (ironically).
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As I believe I mentioned earlier, the Pentium Sandy Bridge processors should be coming next month (May 22) and if you're on a budget, they're a more attractive proposition than the i3-2100. The G620T ($70, 1ku), in particular, is looking like a mighty good fit for the Apex MI-100 (and similar).
Wow, that sounds like a winner! Pair it with the $75 Foxconn mini ITX H67 board for a value performer.
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well looks like i might be going with the Pentium, thanks for the idea, the only issue if i was to order it now i would have to get the i-3 it would be 10 dollars more with a much less feature rich motherboard
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