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.
Christian Wood Intel Enthusiast Team
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