Whats your main concern? gaming? then an i3 2100 will perform better at a similar price.
im trying to steer away from going with intel. i already own one atm and was not satisfied to say the least. im currently using a 3.2 (OC'd at 3.6) DC but its an LGA 775 socket. i dont want to upgrade to another intel type motherboard only to upgrade another intel chip.
thanks for the build suggestions adrian, i like the processor you pointed out. any thoughts to maybe picking up a cheap SLI ready amd board?