Is there a reason why you are going with the older 1st generation Intel® Core™ processors? I would be looking at an newer Intel Core i3-2100 and a good h67 or z68 chipset based board for it depending on what you are going to be doing with the computer.
what would you suggest specifically i replace these two items with, that are very close to the same price. .people tend to recommend specific products which i find have very little reviews. and thats makes me worry about reliability