i will be using my computer for gaming, html and some java scripting.
i will be using big software like photoshop, dreamweaver and fireworks. i'll be using 2 monitors and playing games.
would like to multitask with ease and no lagg what so ever.
1.which one i5 2500k or i5 2570k or wait for piledriver?
2. also would you recommend an ssd over an hhd even tho the prices is alot more?
If you can get both then that will be better, the usual setup is a SSD for the OS and applications that you use the most, and a HDD for data.
Ditto, this pretty much mirrors the ideal setup these days. Responsiveness and overall speed of JUST an SSD for your OS drive instead of an HDD will be felt without a doubt on even some of the oldest computers.
With Piledriver so close, it can't hurt to wait and see what level it performs at. Maybe that bang-for-the-buck factor will really come back into focus for this architecture.
Based on Trinity's performance, Piledriver will be mostly multi-threaded and/or inter calculation heavy app friendly. Stuff that requires less than 8-4 threads or are heavy on floating point calculations won't do very well compared to the i5.