Which one of these two CPUs are better?

Ok, so I decided to build my own PC. I plan to mostly use it for gaming. Also, I plan on installing a 64-bit operating system, so I need a compatible processor. I have a budget around $550-$600. I already have an LCD, keyboard, mouse and speakers. All I need is the computer itself :) . I started with searching for a processor and I found the following ones:

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1 GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078
Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3 GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775

Which one of them is better? Or should I search for another one? Also, sorry for my grammar; I am not english :) .
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  1. The 3220 is better but if you can go up to I5 3xxx would be better.
  2. i3 3220
  3. out of the two the 3220 wins hands down. I'd really recommend looking into other cpus however, the days of dual core gaming are coming to an end.
  4. Between the two processors that you have listed, the 3220 wins by about 17% and will cost you 4% less than the 2100.

    But, because you're looking to game on your computer, I would suggest trying to squeeze something like an i5 in instead.
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