New Gaming/3D Design Pc build

Primary use:- 3D-Modeling, Animation, Render ( Autodesk Maya 2011, Combustion, Cinema 4D, 3Ds Max etc )
Adobe Creative Suite 5 ( Premire Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator etc )
ie mainly used for 3d works and vfx.

Secondary Use:- Gaming- would like to play games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim and most of the new games at Medium to High settings. May be played in HD.

Overclocking :- Maybe, Maybe not. i dont really know how to OC. But if playing new games on the above settings need overclocking, i'll do it for sure. Also, if overclocking speeds of 3d and vfx rendering process, then i'll do it for sure.

Currently im looking into two build lists, which is fixed and will not change. So, you must help me to choose the build that suites best for me.

List One :-
Intel core i5 2500k (Second Generation) Base Speed 3.3 Ghz
Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ( Non-Ti )
P67 Motherbord
8 GB (4GB X 2) 1600 Mhz Ram
500 GB HDD
600 watts PSU.

List Two :-
Intel core i5 3450 ( Third Generation ) Base Speed 3.1 Ghz
Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ( Non-Ti )
H77 Motherbord
8 GB (4GB X 2) 1600 Mhz Ram
500 GB HDD
600 watts PSU.

Notes :- Graphic Card :- Radeon HD 6850 's Cost is lesser than that of GTX 560 Non-Ti's. So if 6850 outperforms 560 even by 1 %, i'll consider buying radeon over nvidia.

Case :- Two Cases are in my list. Corsair Carbide 400 R and CoolerMaster Elite 431 Plus.
please tell which of these will match my needs.

So in overall, will 3rd gen beat the 2nd gen.? Please answer my question ASAP. Thank You.
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  1. can you please fill out the template for how to ask for build advice. i have no idea what budget you are building around
  2. the total budget is 1200 $. so i just want to know if i should choose between 2nd gen processor or 3rd gen processor for my needs. all of my needs are listed on the post. thanks.
  3. if you will OC, id get this. its right up against the 1200 dollar mark. im assuming you live in the US

    if no OC, get this

    the video card i included plays games at ultra with 50+fps. you better be playing or working on a 1080p monitor or else the video card is overkill.
  4. Sorry Bro, but i live in India, i just converted the currency for you. it'll be somewhat 68000 Rs in here. Hey please let me know this, intel core i5 3450 + GTX 560 non ti play most of the new games at medium settings..?
  5. Oh and the total budget is 1200 $ including the Monitor, UPS, Cabinet, keybord/mouse, speaker, dvd,
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    i5 3450 and a gtx 560 should get you high/ultra in most games
  7. Bro thats all i wanted to know. Thanks Very Much !
  8. Best answer selected by partypoison1993.
  9. I think you should go with the I7. It's better for gaming. The majority of all gaming computers on the market have I7's in them.
  10. do you not know that i7s dont help in games? they only help in workloads that require many threads. gaming is not one of them

    the majority of gaming computers have i5 3570k, i5 2500k, or a i5 3450/3550. the extreme users use the i7 3930k just because x79 has many more PCI-E lanes avalable but he wont be needing it anyways
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