Good to know Muffin Man, thanks again.
VishKapish, I only list the cooler because in one of the user reviews I read on the i5 he said "Cons: The stock cooler sucks. Get an aftermarket cooler even if you do not overclock."
Who knows, maybe down the line I would overclock it. I suppose for $35 it's better to be safe than sorry.
Thanks for taking the time to look up those components for me. I'll check those out too before deciding.
When you say "the performance increase you'd get from the i5 is slight and doesn't (in my opinion) warrant its purchase", are you still talking about the cooler?