Which is my best processor/motherboard combo?

Hi everyone. I have 2 partial systems, and was wondering what the best route was to go with it to get the best performance.

#1 * Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920 + EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard


#2 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, 2933 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) + Gigabyte EG41MF-US2H motherboard

The video card I have is a:
SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

The video card and 8GB of RAM will go in whatever base system I choose.

Can you guys help me?
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  1. First one, OC the proc and your good to go. if you need more horsepower put in a better gpu if you still require more then your looking at a new proc + mobo
  2. Thanks for the quick reply, not too sure about overclocking, though. I've never done that and worried it could get too hot/damage it? Is the first one still better with no overclocking?
  3. yes the first one is better w.o oc just upgrade gpu down the line if it isnt doing good for u :)
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