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Which of these are better in the long run?

So basically I am looking to building my first gaming rig around Christmas. I've already selected my parts based on long research. I came to a conclusion but then my neighbor told me about the benefits of SSD. So my question to you guys is this, which of the below builds will be more worth it in the end?

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.04 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $851.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-09 14:43 EST-0500)

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.04 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $965.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-09 14:44 EST-0500)

NOTE: I am NOT going to be overclocking. I am on an $850-$1000 budget. If I go with the i5 3470 build, I will be using the SSD for my OS, Games and Applications, while he HDD will be used just for backup and extra reserve.
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  1. Change mobo to H77 instead of B75.
    My advice is go with the one that is cheaper, as your money saved now can be spent in future for upgrading/new build.
  2. butremor said:
    Change mobo to H77 instead of B75.
    My advice is go with the one that is cheaper, as your money saved now can be spent in future for upgrading/new build.


    okay, but my question was about getting an SSD or not.
  3. Best answer
    I would definately go with getting an SSD. If you aren't planning on Overclocking, then having an SSD for your OS and important programs/apps will give an extra boost to your speed :)
    Not to mention SSDs are the future, can't wait until I get one for myself.
  4. Best answer selected by brandonlugo615.
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