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I5 vs. 6 Core Sandy Bridge E i7 for Gaming

Hello,

I read this thread from 2 months ago. = http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353477-28-intel-processor-gaming

Then I read this article = http://www.techradar.com/us/news/processors/computing-components/intel-vs-amd-which-processor-is-best-936589

Now were the people in that thread mentioned above talking about Ivy i5 & i7 saying i5's are best for gamimg? Or were they also saying an Ivy i5 is better than the 6 Core Sandy Bridge E i7's?

I found this bundle - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2311914&CatId=4149

and I was thinking about purchasing it. What do you all think? Should I instead save money and go with an i5 and put the cash difference into the most high end GPU? Either way I have to buy a GPU, but if I get that bundle I won't be able to afford the highest level card.

Suggestions on building a bad ass gaming rig appreciated!
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    I will simply get i5 3570k + powerful gpu.i5 can easily maxout any games you throw at it.i5 3570k will easily last for next 3yrs.you will not need i7 unless you are are big multitasker.
  2. Besides gaming I will be using higher end programs like in the Adobe suite for graphic editing (photoshop, illustrator, maybe flash) and I have been wanting to learn how to edit video, but I wouldn't be doing all that at the same time.

    The most multitasking I may be doing at one time would be running firefox or chrome, word, and 1 or 2 of the above mentioned adobe programs. However that wouldn't be all the time, just whenever I have some time to play around with that stuff.

    I want something that can kick @ss in regards to gaming and be able to do the other stuff when needed here and there. And also something that I won't have to worry about upgrading for at least a year....
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  4. antonisrsx said:
    +1


    ???
  5. This should answer your question quite nicely:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/701?vs=552

    The hexa-core extreme P.C.'s are good for multi-tasking a productivity tasks, but not any better for gaming, because most games don't take advantage of 4 cores, let alone 6. If anything, thw quad core will be better because it can be overlcokced to a higher speed with less voltage and less heat.
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