I am a Cinemahancetographer. Meaning, I enhance video's and work with all sorts of media with Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, lots of top programs. The thing is, though, that I play games a lot aswell. Crysis, Deus Ex, Civ 5, Minecraft, and lots of others. I'm looking for a CPU that can game well but also handle a lot of media processing. I want to go Xeon Ivy Bridge because they support hyperthreading at 1240 and higher (may be one model lower that supports) but all of the Ivy Bridge I5's do not support it and I cannot afford to go I7.
Anybody have any experience or information on Xeon's vs the "I" series and what would perform better and some links to CPU's?