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May 25, 2012 2:00:50 PM

hey im building a new pc(just for gaming) in this coming week and im on a tight budget

im having difficulty deciding between these 2 options whch cost the same.whch option should i go for that will give most performance in not an overclocker

choice 1
i5 2500 processor
hd 7870 graphic card
intel dh67cl mobo
kingston 4gb ddr3 ram
cm 690 2 advanced chassis

choice 2
i5 2500k processor
GTX 560TI graphic card
asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3 mobo
ripjaw x series 8gb ram
haf 932 chassis

the power supply and hdd are the same of cm silent pro 600w and western digital 500gb caviar blue hdd

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May 25, 2012 2:16:37 PM

I would definitely go with the second one; it's a more balanced out build with a better mobo/cpu/RAM and a slightly worse graphics card.

However, the second processor supports overclocking and the first one doesn't; since you said you don't want overclocking, then you might want the first one...
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May 25, 2012 2:18:40 PM

yeah but i can always add 4 more gb of ram later
will i be able to overclock the hd 7870 on the intel mobo?