Hello, Hi I am planning to build a medium level gaming rig that can play atleast Crysis 1/Assasins Creed Brotherhood (You get the idea), on a very tight budget. After much research based on performance and cost (cost, mainly!), I have rounded upon CPU : i3 - 3220 3.3 Ghz Mobo : DH61ZE / DH67BL (Please say which combo will be better) I already have a 9500 GT graphics card. So how does this config sound? Also, how long do you all think it will take for the i3 processors to get outdated? Thanks for sharing your inputs. ============================================================================== *EDIT* ============================================================================== Thanks for all of your inputs. So, for a serious gaming rig, I should get atleast an i5 with a better Graphics Card. I used to be an avid gamer, but sadly I don't find the time these days. Also, my current mobo got fried and I can't expand my budget as of now. So I guess, for now all I need is a rig to play games that were released till now (or an year or two earlier). May be a year later I can save up and get a proper gaming PC. So, now do you think that an i3 is a suitable (and cheap) option for me to buy right now?