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June 13, 2011 4:45:44 PM

Hi, I'm planning on upgrading my computer to an Intel i3-2100 with the following build:

Intel Core i3-2100 ($129.99)
ASRock H61N-VS ($49.99)
Kingston ValueRAM 4GB DDR3 ($46.99)
ZOTAC ECO GeForce GTS 250 ($49.99)
Ultra LSX 650w (already have)
WD 250GB internal (already have)
WD 2TB external(already have)

Total upgrade cost: $276.96

I have two considerations with this:
1) I know the i3-2100 comes with Intel HD 2000 graphics and I'm wondering if it that beats my GeForce 9400 GT. And also, how does the built-in graphics compare with the GTS 250.

2)I'm not sure about the reliability of the ASRock brand. It's a subsidiary under ASUS, but can it be trusted?

What do you guys think?

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June 13, 2011 4:52:13 PM

i would bump up the gpu to a 5670 or a 5770 for like 50$ more
asrock is fine

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June 13, 2011 5:01:15 PM

I would get a board with Sata3 and USB3, but that's me.
I agree, 5670 or 5770 would be much better. If you wanna stick with NVidia, get the GTS 450.

ASRock is an excellent company.
June 25, 2011 3:06:28 PM

Best answer selected by dragonic2020.