Ok, so people tell me I should just get an i5 instead of an i7, as the cost difference etc etc, and that there isn't a big difference. The thing is, the i7 3770k will cost me: $229.99, the i5 is $189.99 "Both on sale at Micro center... Normally i7 3770k is $319.99, and the i5 3570k is $214.99" Should I not just spend the extra $40 and get an i7 3770k, or is it still not worth it ?
I'd be inclined to say go with the i5 then. As the i7 (correct me if i'm wrong) has no actual benefit when it comes to gaming. HT doesn't help games at all.
Thats what I have learned to, But my question on that is what about future wise, Will the i7 turn out to be the better for the 2013 gaming market ? From what I read Xbox and PS new systems will be capable of hyper-threading, so that means games may take more advantage of it, so would it be wise to be prepared for that possibility, I am looking for a processor to last me the next 3-4 years