I am currently spec-ing a new build for gaming. However, I am currently "dabbling" with video editing and want, if possible, to be able to add decent video editing software, in near future, when my "skill set" allows. I appreciate I need to be a bit careful with choice of graphics card, but am stuggling to decide if really worth getting, say i7-3770K, over i7-2600K (I know hex-core might be even better, but budget won't allow).
I've seen a couple of general discussions, that don't seem to really go anywhere. I'm almost tempted to stick with an i5-2500K, for the moment, use the extra money on a "bells an' whistles" motherboard, to handle any likely expansion, and wait for the next "tick" or "tock" to decide whether IB is worth it. Really would appreciate some advice.
personally since you have a 2500K already, might as wait for Haswell to come out and skip Ivy Bridge..
Sorry if I misled. Not GOT the i5, but was thinking about GETTING it as sensible, lower cost solution, at least for the time being. I think that would be a good solution, if Haswell was going to be 1155 pin. As it is, I think I've got to "bite the bullet", or I'll end up forever waiting for the next big thing. Wish I could afford hex core, but budget's already getting silly.
I've changed it so many times, it's a joke to use the word budget. Got most things sorted, and should keep it under £1700, but that's got to include monitor, OS etc. I've got keyboard, mice, speakers, but as they're fairly old, will probably get knew (if I can still afford it). Once I've got at least draft, will post it, as I'm sure I will have messed up somewhere.