Which is a better gaming setup?

My two choices of setups are:
Intel Core i3 2120 with a Radeon 6850
OR
Intel Core i5 2500K (OC'ed to 4.5 GHz) with an Nvidia GeForce GT 520
Both are approximately $270.
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  1. I'm guessing you're building this for gaming, so I would go with the i3 build since you could just upgrade to Ivy Bridge in the future for more CPU power.
  2. i3 and i5 are going to perform very similar in most games until you get a very high-end GPU setup. You'll get better overall performance with the i3 at this time. :)
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