What CPU is for me?

I am making my first gaming computer to play mainly bf3 record and edit.
should I get a

1-AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

2-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

or some other ideas

what about a Intel i5 2500k? if that I need a set up around $750 w/o a HDD because I already have one.
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  1. i5-2500k.
  2. what is a good mobo for around 100
  3. Good Socket LGA1155( i5 2500k) motherboards aren't cheap.
  4. Maxwh2o said:
    what is a good mobo for around 100

    Asrock Z77 Pro 3
    Asrock Z77 Pro 4
    Asrock Z77 Extreme 3
    Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
    Take your pick.
  5. What about the 4x is that good?
  6. Extreme 4? That's a great board.
  7. What about the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition cpu?
  8. The 2500K is much faster! The i3-2120 is what you should compare against the 965BE, however in most applications it's faster!
  9. AMD FX-8120 Zambezi?
  10. Maxwh2o said:
    AMD FX-8120 Zambezi?

    STILL 2500K in anything other than video encoding and a few other highly threaded situations.
  11. Comparison of the 8150 vs. a 2500K http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=288

    Not even close, except for a couple of benches that are highly threaded.
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