Originally Posted by Gonso
Looks okay to me.
I'm not sure quite what your first sentence meant, but in case there's any misunderstanding: that CPU is a dual-core. Otherwise it looks like a good all-around computer.
See, this is why I ask, I thought for sure all Ivy Bridge processors were quad core.
one thing sticks out to me but it may or may not matter. with 6GB RAM (2 DIMMs) you're getting (1) 4GB module and (1) 2GB module. i'm not sure if they will run in dual-channel mode being different sizes. if they don't, then theoretically you would get lower performance having the 2GB extra RAM (assuming you're not actively using more than 4GB). probably not really significant either way, but it stuck out.
Yea, this seemed weird to me too. They're giving an extra 2 for free but charging 50 bucks for an extra four.
Basically it's a moot point since thankfully Gonso pointed out that the processor isn't a quad.
Back to the drawing board and thanks for the feedback.