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So I'll be running some VM's and such so I've got everything else but I Need some extra help...

I have to choose from 2 options, Basically these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131705 ASUS P67A (Better then LE)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078 INTEL i3-2100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948 SAPPHIRE 6870

ALL THOSE IN A BUNDLE (I'm buying from a local store (they have everything there) just using newegg for example)

OR:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 I5-2500k (Overclockable woot woot)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131706 ASUS P67 LE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102941



Mainly what i do is: SOME Gaming, A lot of just browsing, and also i do work with some video creation. I just do EVERYTHING in one.... The games i play are games like Cod4/5 Probably BF3, And i probably play most of the Games that have campaigns :D...

It's a hard choice, If i do but the i3-2100, i can upgrade to ivy bridge with same LGA 1155 in lets say 1-2 years when ivy is cheaper, But the i5-2500k i can overclock and i can use it much longer then the i3 without having to upgrade it. And even if i wanted to i could but the motherboard with the i5 is a cheaper one. so is the GPU... The i3 one comes with higher brand motherboard + higher graphics card....

And help please is appreciated?

 
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Well the Gigabyte Board is $10 more then the ASUS One, does it feature more?

They have the 6850. But the motherboard costs $10 more, is the Asus one better, i think that ASUS > Gigabyte.

and yeah they have i5-2300 and i5-2400
 
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^^ The i5-2300 is $180 so it's a good offer, the i5-2400 is $190, I think that i will just get the 2300 and manually overclock it by 300mhz (since you can do minimal without the unlocked chips
 

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the gigabyte board is better than both boards, because it has 1xPCI-E lane running at x16 and the second running at x8 (and a third running at x4 but that doesnt really matter) which the Asus boards both have 2 lanes running at x16 and x4. the Z68 chipset would be good if you plan on adding an SSD in the future or if you would like to have the option of using the integrated graphics as well as Lucid vitue. Also the Z68 chipset is the chipset most likely to support Ivy Bridge.
 
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Oh, Well I'm not going to Crossfire my Cards (cuz i can't afford a second one :p)

but i found this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131773

Good? and it has usb 3 internal headers!
 
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It's ~$5-10 More Expensive but i'm willing to spend that for Internal usb 3