But for GAMING, the faster architecture makes up for the loss of two cores. Games are far more sensitive to clockspeed and IPC then to core count.
It's kind of a moot point since I read the processor he has wrong. It's an i3-530, so we are talking 2 core to 2 core. Guess I need to learn how to read.
If we were taking socket 1156 i5 to socket 1155 i3, then I stand by my previous assessment which is totall irrelevant to the OPs question!
Still, why not go to i5 if you are buying parts? Just get it done and get the best for a mere $50 more.