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                         introducing the “i” series family of  Intel processors: i3, i5, i7



The Intel Core i3 processor delivers an affordable everyday PC with exceptional capabilities. These dual-core processors offer four-way multitasking with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, as well as built-in visuals for an immersive PC experience. The 2nd gen Intel Core processor family delivers a visibly smarter PC experience. Improved performance, greater adaptability, and unique visual features combine for a better computing experience you can see. Whether you use the PC to be creative, play games, or for everyday tasks such as homework, these new processors make it easier for you to design, render, edit, play, and share. These 2nd gen Intel Core processors feature Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, allowing each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time, improving multitasking, speeding up the workflow, and getting more done in less time. Feast Your Eyes on This: The built-in visuals of the 2nd gen Intel Core processors deliver everything you need to enjoy a stunning and seamless graphic experience when viewing and interacting with pictures and media on your PC. Intel Quick Sync Video allows the conversion of media from one device to another at incredible speed. Intel Clear Video Technology provides visual quality and color fidelity enhancements for exceptionally vivid HD and Blu-ray playback and Intel HD Graphics offers the performance needed for playing mainstream games, so what you see looks amazing and runs without hesitation or interruption. The built-in visuals of the 2nd gen Intel Core processors eliminate the need for a discrete graphics card, reducing power consumption and system cost.




i3-VIP-Carry ATX Case - Steel Mid Tower
Intel® Virtualization Technology; Intel® Hyperthreading Technology; Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology; Execute Disable Bit; Intel® 64 Architecture; Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® HD Graphics 2000


True Intel i3 Dual Core/4Threads  LGA1155 processor (3.1GHz X4 Design, 3.5 MB Total Cache, Socket 1155), 4Gb of DDR3 RAM, 500Gb HD, Gigabyte Ethernet, MS Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit).
 This machines are FAST!


i3-VIP-Carry includes all peripherals:  Logitech (wireless keyboard, mouse & speakers),  for sale price of $565 + tax

(The computer case has carry-in-easy handle and mic & audio sockets on top).

Flat screen included: (17”/18”/19”).  


You can have even better i5 processor  (Socket LGA 1155) 4 Cores/8Threads (3.30 GHz with 6Mb on chip cache) for additional   $ 120

20" Flat Screen - add $ 80

Full 1 Tb (1000 Gb) Hard Drive - add $ 40

Add more DDR3 1333 (pc10600) RAM memory - add $ 50 for each 4Gb

Why not have faster USB, NIC (Ethernet) and SATA ports? The new design motherboards will have USB3 (nearly 5Gb/sec) Gigabyte Ethernet (1000 Mbps) and SATA 6 (6 Gbits/sec) data transfers design. Include it with new sockets computer case for additional: $ 180

All models, are new machines and will have 90 days (hardware) warranty.


The Specs of i3 Processor:

General Features

Intel® Technology

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology; Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x); Intel® 64; Idle States; Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology; Execute Disable Bit




Core i3 550

Operating Frequency


Number of Cores


Number of Threads

4 Processing Threads

Level 2 Cache

256KB (per core)

Smart Cache


Bus/Core Ratio


CPU Voltage

0.65V - 1.400V

Thermal Power


Processor Architecture

32nm SOI

Processor Data Width


Socket Type

Socket 1156

Front Side Bus

DMI 2500MT/s

Graphics Core

Intel HD Graphics

Graphics Base Frequency


Intel HD Graphics


Intel Flexible Display Interface (Intel FDI)


Intel Clear Video HD Technology


Dual Display Capable


Maximum Memory Supported


Memory Types Supported


Memory Channels Supported


Maximum Memory Bandwidth


PCI Express Revision


PCI Express Configurations

1x16, 2x8

PCI Express Ports


What's in the Box

Core i3 550 3.2GHz Socket 1156 Processor BX80616I3550, Intel® designed thermal solution (Fan, Heatsink, Clip Assembly)

Included Accessories

Intel® designed thermal solution (Fan, Heatsink, Clip Assembly)

Manufacturer Warranty

3 Year Limited Warranty


Core i5 3450 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Processor

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Core i5 3450 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Processor



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The most popular members of our Intel® Core™ processor family, the Intel® Core™ i5 processors deliver amazing performance with stunning visuals on your All-in-One or Standard PC, whether it's a laptop or desktop. The Intel Core i5 processors include many technologies that deliver incredible PC and visual experiences for all of your favorite activities—whether you're creating, sharing, exploring, or gaming.

Things just keep getting better for Intel processor lovers. Just check out the Core i5 3450. Already super fast thanks to four-core processing, adaptive speed capability gives you more power exactly when you need it. Think amped up game playing, multitasking, and downloading reaching a max Turbo Boost speed of 3.5 GHz.

Intel's reputation for solid, future-enabled technology benefits users with smart, powerful, and efficient processing solutions for desktops and notebooks and every task in between. Equipped with excellent media features like Intel HD Graphics 2500 the Core i5 3450 delivers smooth, high-quality HD video, advanced 3D rendering, and exceptionally rich photos with stunning color quality and image clarity.

The Intel Core i5 processor also features virtualization capability, smart security features, and performance-boosting Intel 64. Best of all, it's an affordable investment for today and tomorrow.

Expanded Info

Smart Cache
With Intel Smart Cache you benefit from increased data access because the cache is shared between the cores from a single access point and optimized by workload demand. That means your system is making maximum use of its resources, enhancing multi-threading, and reducing storage redundancy.

Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Enjoy advanced 3D gaming experiences with Intel HD Graphics 2500 in your system. Its media processing and graphics engine are integrated right on the processor making Intel's 3rd generation processors twice as fast as its second generation predecessors. You'll also notice improved performance thanks to a few architectural changes. Created for the casual gamer, Intel HD Graphics 2500 offers even more impressive visual immersion without requireing discreet graphics.

Intel Quick Sync Video
Built into every 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor, Quick Sync Video enables users to quickly create, edit, synchronize, and share video files from home or make them available online without the need for extra hardware. In addition, media conversion between devices takes just minutes thanks to hardware acceleration streamlining this process at incredible speed. That includes creating DVDs, Blu-ray™ discs, or editing and converting HD videos for portable media devices or uploading to your favorite social media sites.

Intel InTrue™ 3D Technology
The perfect way to watch 3D movies. InTrue 3D technology delivers 1080p, hi-def resolution 3D action to your TV using HDMI 1.4. With Blu-Ray® Stereo 3D playback using active shutter 3D glasses, you may not believe your eyes when it comes to 3D realism!

Intel Insider
Break out the popcorn and let your PC become a portal of HD entertainment. With Intel Insider, you can visit any participating Internet movie site, choose to buy or rent your favorite film, then sit back and enjoy the show. On the go it's a great way to enjoy some down time. At home, you can wirelessly send your movie to your awesome big-screen TV.

Intel Wireless Display
This is a great feature that lets you wirelessly stream content to your TV. With just a couple of clicks, you can send your favorite online programs and movies from your notebook to your TV screen before you can even say couch potato. All you need is a NETGEAR® PTV1000 Push2TV Wireless TV adapter and a TV with HDMI or composite AV input and you're good to go. Don't forget the candy and popcorn.

Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Enjoy better than ever visual quality and color fidelity enhancements and exceptionally vivid HD and Blu-ray™ playback. Built into every 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor, Clear Video Technology takes color accuracy to a whole new level bringing every image to life whether you're surfing the Net, catching an HD movie, or enjoying your own videos.

By using a combination of hardware and software technologies, Intel has enabled enhanced high-quality, 108p high-def image rendering in a variety of media including Blu-ray and streaming web content.

Intel Turbo Boost 2.0
Just as Intel has released its next generation Core i-series processors, it also has improved its Turbo Boost technology with version 2.0. Automatically activated to increase processor performance to its highest state, Turbo Boost 2.0 enables the processor frequency to dynamically increase, based on demand, until maximum frequency is reached depending on the number of active cores. In addition, Turbo Boost 2.0 uses several algorithms working together to power, current, and temperature to ensure energy efficiency. For short periods of time, Turbo Boost 2.0 can even enable the processor to run at a higher power level than its rated upper power limit.

Intel Virtualization Technology
Consolidates multiple environments into a single server or PC. It provides greater user flexibility that can help reduce costs, improve security, and increase resiliency regarding contingency planning.

Intel AES-NI
Advance Encryption Standard New Instructions AES-NI, is an encryption standard used by the U.S. government since 2001 and now is commonly used in software to protect network traffic, personal data, and corporate IT infrastructure. Intel processors use AES in addition to a set of six new instructions to enable hardware to do some of the work of AES, thereby accelerating its execution by three to 10 times compared with relying solely on software.

Intel 64
Take advantage of 64-bit computing when using 64-bit compatible software. This architecture enables systems to access more than 4GB of virtual and physical memory. Also known as EM64T, it is fully compatible with 32-bit operating systems giving you the flexibility to upgrade to a 64-bit OS when ever you're ready. Intel's 64 architecture works on servers, workstations, desktops, and mobile platforms.

Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Wouldn't it be great if your computer could disable itself if it were ever lost or stolen? Thanks to Intel anti-theft technology, it can! Anti-Theft technology works by detecting suspicious activity, like repeated unsuccessful log-ins. Once activated, anti-theft's tamper-resistant protection puts your computer into theft mode without harming your data to keep your information secure should your system fall into the the wrong hands. According to Intel, your system will be protected, "even if the OS is reimaged, the boot order is changed, a new hard-drive is installed, or the laptop is disconnected from the network." Once recovered, you can easily reactivate your system.

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Now get even more performance enhancing, energy conserving benefits from Intel. With SpeedStep technology, your processor simultaneously switches voltage and frequency to high or low levels depending on processor load. Enhanced SpeedStep technology performs voltage and frequency changes separately so the system performs better with reduced latency due to system unavailability.

Thermal Monitoring Technologies
This feature is designed to protect the processor in the event of unusual circumstances such as cooling fan failure which can cause damage if internal chassis temperatures become higher than normal. It works by reducing the processor's power consumption if the programmed thermal temperature is exceeded.

The processor contains a thermal diode which measures the actual CPU temperature and relays its temperature and thermal requirements to the motherboard. The motherboard uses those requirements to control the processor fan and ensure it does not spin faster than necessary - even under worst case power use.

Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel updated its integrated memory controller hub technology to optimize available memory bandwidth and reduce latency associated with memory access, thereby improving system performance.

Intel Flex Memory Access
This Intel technology makes upgrading easier by "allowing different memory sizes to be populated and remain in dual-channel mode," according to Intel.

Execute Disable Bit
Reduces your system's exposure to viruses and mal-ware attacks, and the chances of self-executing and propagating software from taking down your system or network. That can save you costly repairs, lost productivity, and revenue.