this is my new low budget workbench i'm building for video editing and rendering to replace my x4 965 and gtx 460. i do some light gaming in skyrim and some battlefield 3 but mostly my skyrim addiction
is the xeon better or equal to the i7 because saving this money to put towards a larger gfx card like a gtx 660 or 7870 would be huge for me. i will be using it on a asrock z77 with 16gb of 1600mhz ram.
I'd also suggest the i7-3770. But get the " K " editon so the 3770K which means you can overclock your cpu. Also the reason you should get that over the Xeon , is that i7's a normally better rounded and it has a higher clock speed.