i was looking into the intel core i3 2100 when a friend told me that i should go with the i5 line. the cheapest i5 i could find (i5 2310) runs for around $180 as opposed to the i3 i found which i found for $110. Both have comparable processing speeds - is the $70 difference worth it... esp if i'm a non-gamer? my predominant computing needs are for running multimedia (streaming shows/movies, running music programs, etc..), photo editing, microsoft office suite, and the internet.
this is my first pc build so any insight is much appreciated!