lol, didn't realize I wrote SLI for the AMD card, thanks for the reality check
.. the 3570k isn't a bad move budget wise since it is only $20 more, but (Speaking as a long time AMD fan) .. I have read so many good things about the 2500k/2600k's in the matter of gaming performance.
When I talk about video conversion, it's not my top priority. It's more turning digital files into DVD's once in a while for family. It's mostly movies and gaming. Right now in my Skyrim addiction I am at an avg of about 30 to 40 fps, but getting annoyed with bottlenecks