Also, the i7 3770K is more money because it has a feature called 'Hyperthreading' which games don't use, only professional graphic design programmes do. Because of this, there is a virtually 0% gaming difference between the i5 3570K and the i7 3770k. So if you are just gaming, save the money and get a i5 3570K and overclock it like Opaz1ka said
The i5 3570k is the best priced CPU for what you need. The i7's Hyperthreading is only used on games that use more then 4 threads (BF3 does but it's only like a %10 performance increase for %50 more money). The i7 is only worth it if you don't care about the cost and you just wonna get something good.
Best Choice: 3570k
Second Best Choice: 3770k
Third Best Choice: 8350
Hi..A dual-core Intel is FAR better for gaming than AMD's low-cost quads. Intel's internal architecture is more advanced, so per-core performance is much higher.
In most games, Intel's Core i3 2120 beats AMD's HIGH-END processors like the Phenom II X6 1100T and FX-8120!! The dinky Athlon II X4 doesn't have a chance!
You just made the AMD CPUs look way worse then they are. The i3 can beat most AMD CPUs in single core performance. If your planning on playing games on BF3 when your on a budget then something like this is a lot better deal.
I would go for i5-3570K. If i had more money and i would not care where to spend it, i would go for i7. And if i wouldn't play CPU dependable games like skyrim or other mmo's which are designed for <=4 cores, i would go for 8350 because i hate INTEL fanboys.