Originally Posted by douglatins
Also get a better cooler and a faster current gen SSD, like the force gt 120gb.
With that cooler, he can easily get that i7 to 4.5 no problem at all. Unless he wants to spend an extra $30+ to get a few more hundred Mhz, that's up to him.
And I agree with douglatins on the SSD, whynot get a bigger/faster 1? Does the budget stop you from doing so? Or do you feel that you just don't need it?