how much did you spend if you don't mind me asking? You can build a i5 sandy bridge rig for pretty cheap now a days.
Actually I'm from Malaysia and the price for computer hardware here is extremely expensive. Before I buy the Radeon HD 5450, I spent RM770 at least. If I add the graphic card cost, it will be at RM1003. Im not sure the total in dollar.
i5 sandy bridge processor? If im not mistaken, the processor is still new right. Urrmmm. I tell you, just the Pentium Dual Core cost here at least RM210. The i5 here still cost up to thousand. I can spend that money to pay my car for 2 months.