Ok here's the situation. I'm a gamer who likes to run games max settings at best performance. I also do lots of video editing and rendering. I'm rebuilding my PC which means new parts. I can't decide what processor.
Should I get the:
i7 980x Extreme Edition
Or are there any others you recommend. I think the 980x price range would be my budget. What one do you recommend and why?
I am going to have to agree, the i7-2600k is your best value. All of those processors are great, and the performance increase you see in the jump to the 980x isn't worth the extra money. If you are the type of person that keeps your computer until it doesn't run anything you want at all before you upgrade, then maybe (emphasis on the maybe) the 980x is worth it, but otherwise don't waste your money and get the 2600k or 2700k.