I'm finally in a position where I can put aside my laptop and get a new rig (I'm a poor student). It will be in the budget class of gaming systems.
I'm tossing up between the CPU's mentioned in the title, the Intel Core i3 2130 or the i5 2400.
Is there a huge difference in the i3 and the i5?
The rest of the rig, if you are interested, is a follows
Motherboard: Intel DH67CL B3 Motherboard (LGA1155, H67 (B3 Stepping), 4xDDR3-1333, 1xPCI-Ex16 v2.0, 2xSATA-III, 3xSATA-II, 1xeSATA-II, RAID, 1xGigLAN, 8Chl-HD, DVI, HDMI, USB3.0, ATX)
Case: CoolerMaster Centurion 5 II Midi-Tower Case with 500W PSU +two 120mm fans
RAM: 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10600
HDD: 500GB 7200rpm Serial ATA-III
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 - 1GB GDDR5
If you like clickies, this is the full set-up with featured upgrades. I will be taking out the OS (have my own) and include the 802.11n WiFi card.
I may be able to afford small upgrades if they make a good Bang/buck ratio so hit me with tips if you want to.
Any input is much appreciated!