I am attempting to put together a budget build for a cousin while I am in the philippines. They dont have new egg, amazon, ebay... they have Pc express, which is rough... to say the least. http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/components Anyways, over here 70usd a week is a decent wage and he is looking to spend around 500usd, but he wanted to spend over 200 usd on an i5 and I cant see any reason why he should do this. <9150 pesos equals 212. usd @ 43 pesos to one usd> http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/components/processor/intel-core-i5-650-3-20g-4mb-v733mhz.html He doesnt run hard core games and he doesnt really multi task. I have the e5200 wolfsdale, which I am assuming is the same cpu that is listed @ pc express and am able to run the mechwarrior living legends mod for crysis wars no problem . It OC on stock to iirc 3.67 and have had zero problems with it for going on two years. A quick glance at both pc express and new egg shows me there are still lots of socket 775 cpu out there that more than get the job done. DO you guys foresee socket 775 being around a few years more in case he would like to get a better cpu in the future? I just cant justify him spending 200 usd on a cpu and 100 on his gpu.http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/components/graphic-cards/inno3d-gts250-1gb-ddr3-256b-dual-dvi.html perhaps save him some money<over 100 usd > on the cpu and throw a lil love towards the gpu. was thinking this one. http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/components/graphic-cards/xfx-hd5770-oc-1gb-ddr5-hdmi.htmlI mean he almost exclusively plays these direct download games that are psuedo taxing I guess on a gpu, but I figure he might as well put a little more money into his gpu so he at least has the option to play tier one titles if he so desires. Any input would be greatly appreciated.