Re: help with new computer
That seems like a pretty nice system, but I do have one thing.
Outside of the slightly higher clock of the core i5 650 and its feature of turbo boost, the core i3 530/540 is basically the same thing, but much cheaper. Since the i5 650 is a dual core chip,it doesn't really benefit from the turbo boost feature much at all; so now you are left with just a slightly faster chip.
So if you are worried about clock speed, get the core i3 540, which is at 3.06 Ghz and save yourself $60 that you don't need to spend. Also, at the very least you could just overclock the core i3 540/530 slightly to the core i5 650 speeds, but there really isn't much point because those chips are still crazy fast.
With that money you could pocket and buy a game or two, or upgrade another component.
Desktop - Antec Sonata III
Intel Core i3 540
4 GB DDR3-1600 memory
ATI Radeon HD 5670
Windows Vista Business x64