Is i5-3470 is the best for not overclocking?

I'm just wondering if the i5-3470 is the best i5 out there if you're not going to overclock? I haven't ever tried to overclock. I know I can squeeze an extra FPS out, but for me it's not worth it especially if the stock speed can manage to run the application or games efficiently. It would be a waste of money for me if I go with the i5-2500k without overclocking (since i5-3470 is cheaper). I was thinking, I would pair the i5-3470 with a H67 board (Gigabyte) and spend the extra cash to the Graphics Card. So your thoughts? Can you suggest me some ideas?
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  1. You already have an idea that is not bad! Match a 3470 with HD7850/70 or GTX660Ti and you have a good gaming machine.
  2. I'm just making sure if it would turn out to be a good gaming machine and a future proof for the next 4-5 years :). I don't usually upgrade from time to time. By the way thanks for your reply rolli59.
  3. Future proof is a concept but that machine will hold up well.
  4. I see. Last question, do you think GTX 560 Ti is good enough for the Graphics Card?
  5. Best answer
    Yes 560Ti is still a good card and 2-3 years down the road you should be able to upgrade the card to something better since the GPU is the first thing that will start holding you back
  6. Best answer selected by hardasrock.
  7. I see, thanks for all your help rolli59. I appreciate it :).
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