The i5 isnt going to happen anytime soon - it is way over my starting budget. Listen to me here... I am currently running a Pentium D 925 which as you know is the definition of ancient, it will go under full load just from loading up chrome. I think that might be the reason I am looking for more threads than I actually need... Could it be that my low end computer history is telling me to get more threads instead of single thread performance? But on the other hand i wanted to try some overclocking as i have been missing out on all the fun... Is it true the i3 will OC to about 200-300MHz more than stock? Am i being really stupid for not getting an i3 instead?