The i5 3570k is the number 1 gamers choice of CPU at the moment. It is easily OC'ed to 4.3-4.6Ghz, costs nearly £100 less than an i7 and it will be good for a fair few years.
An i7 isn't going to benefit you with gaming. Take the i7 3770k, it's the i5 3570k with Hyperthreading and a 100Mhz higher base clock, but the price is £100 more and offers virtually no extra performance with games.
Trust me get a 3570k and an SSD, 128GB would be good, 250GB+ if you can stretch to it.
May 14, 2013 4:21:52 AM
Wow a lot of quick replies, thank you. I kinda thought this might be the responce (3570k + SSD) but I wanted to double check before ordering.