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Which budget build is better?

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CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ECS H77H2-M3(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($73.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.88 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($46.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $474.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 11:42 EST-0500)

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ECS H77H2-M3(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($73.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($114.88 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($46.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $504.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 11:44 EST-0500)

Just wanted to see if there are any issues I might run into with either of these builds, and which is the better one. I'm on a pretty tight budget so there's not too much wiggle room if any at all. I realize the G860 is a much worse CPU than the i5, but I plan on upgrading it later when I have more money. In the other build that already has the i5 I've sacrificed the 7870 for a more affordable 560, which I can keep until I want to upgrade later.
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  1. Best answer
    i know it is hard for you to build in tight budget

    i would prefer any #1 or #2 they have trade off depends on what you will do

    if you 100% gaming --> #1
    if you do multitasking work, photoshop design, video editing --> #2

    and i dont recommend any of them unless you unpgrade your 350w psu to at least 430W from corsair or XFX whatever cheaper
    i know seasonic is great brand but 350W is killing you pc
  2. AMD Radeon said:
    i know it is hard for you to build in tight budget

    i would prefer any #1 or #2 the have trade off depends on what you will do

    if you 100% gaming --> #1
    if you do multitasking work, photoshop design, video editing --> #2

    and i dont choose any of them unless you unpgrade your 350w psu to at least 430W from corsair or XFX whatever cheaper
    i know seasonic is great brand but 350W is killing you pc


    I would be doing gaming, and that's about it. Never touched any sort of video/photo editing software. As far as multi-tasking goes... I like to have multiple tabs open at once? LOL Idk I guess I don't really multi-task tbh.

    Thanks for letting me know about the PSU. I don't really know much about that aspect of computer building, I'm just getting started really. Would this be a good one for me? http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu430cxv2
  3. ^ yes, that corsair cx v2 is the cheapest solution

    you might want to check xfx 450 or 550 as well. maybe they are priced similar
  4. Best answer selected by Backtits.
  5. Alright, perfect. Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it :).
  6. #1 for gaming, hands down.

    And you'll only be binning a $60 CPU when you upgrade vs a $120 video card.
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