I am building a gaming computer and I can't decide between an i5 2500k or an i7 2600k. More in depth on what I would be using it for, I want to record all my BF3 gameplay in fraps so I need to be able to keep a steady 60 fps or high while recording. Here are the other components for the build: http://i.imgur.com/3cqSG.png Will an i5 and those components keep a steady 60 fps on ultra with a 1920x1080 resolution?
gaming the 2500k wins out, there is no real benefits to the 2600k apart from a tiny increase in oc ability and 1-2'c lower running temp. if you do heavy photoshop then it may be worth the extra to get a 2600k but for most other things the 2500k will hold its own and in gaming will outperform the 2600k by a very small margin on games that dont like hyperthreading