I am trying to make a mid range gaming computer under $1000. My video card is a Gigabyte GTX 660. I know the Intel is better performance, but it does cost more. Is paying a little more for the Intel CPU worth it?
it still does not make the CPU faster. You can't rate the speed of the cpu with the gpu it is paired with. Overall system yes but CPU vs CPU the 3570k is faster.
Maybe so, but in this situation/scenario, the OP is asking about gaming performance. Therefore a FX6300 with a better graphics card would be a better option compared to an i5 with a worse graphics card. So once again, no the i5 isn't better regardless of graphics card.