Which build is better?

Hey guys,
I've got 2 builds here, and I'm not sure which one will be better. I will mainly be gaming 1080p (BF3, SC2, Skyrim, etc). Budget cannot exceed $700 :p

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oTre i5-3570k

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oToc i3-3220

Leave your insight thanks! :)
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.49 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $577.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-22 21:44 EST-0500)

    Get this! after rebates, it's pretty cheap $600. Without rebates, it's $707!

  3. I still don't know which one of my original builds is better. :p I kinda like the mobo in your build, but cheap mobos always look shady to me :/ I heard that rebates take weeks to arrive, but I guess I might have to rely on them x_x thanks for the reply!
  4. MSI motherboards are a quality of their own.

    The build with the i5 is better since you need good CPU in those games you listed.
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