Not to beat a dead horse about i5 vs i7 for gaming but I spent a few days looking for an answer to my questions but I only found partial answer as what is best for gaming.
I was debating between the i5-3570K and the i7-3770k for gaming, yes I know the price difference and that I am better off with the i5-3570k if I was just gaming. I play a game that is CPU heavy and I also record 3 hour battles battles in my game using FRAPS.
My question is will I get a benefit of the i7-3770k while playing games and using FRAPS to record at the same time or would the i5 handle a game and FRAPS recording just as well. Keep in mind money isn't an option since the i7 I can get for $275 or the i5 $215.
Also I will most likely be getting the ASRock Extreme 6 board since its decently priced and a GTX 670 Video Card.
If money is no object you might as well get the 3770k.
+1 for Raiddinn
The problem that happens is that rarely do you not hold back in other areas that would give you a better a better performance boost then the difference between the Intel® Core™ i7-3770K and the Intel Core i5-3570K. So if you are going to be getting an good video card and an SSD then sure go with the Intel Core i7-3770K.