I'm just asking you all to share a little advice on cpu's. I can research them fine when i have the tinterwebs at my finger tips but the best place for me to buy locally is a computer show. The only problem is when i'm down there I may not be familiar with certain models.
Now i know alot of you will say intel is better then amd as a rule of thumb with price as no option and that buying an i7 over a i5 when it's mainly gaming you plan to do. k series seem to be for the overclockers and price isn't always a clear signal for "better" but can anybody point out any other things to look out for being as I'm new to all of this thank you in advance
This is what I mean though If i ask for a gaming cpu you will give me answers but how do you know it's a good cpu for the task is it just researching benchmark results religiously ?
More or less a combination of things. It will be benches, user experience, and (hopefully mostly) personal experience that will often guide a person to know whether it is good for their needs. You cannot fully know which CPU will be best for you until you try some. It is expensive, to try new products every so often, so that's why many people wait 2-3 years before there next upgrade. By then you will know if that product has suited your needs and possibly have tried others PC's and seen what they can do too. It's like following a trend.