So I've been planning to make my first custom-made built. I have been planning to get an i5 3570k processor off ebay for around $180-$190 and a Powercolor 7850 2gb video card for around $180. Now, I saw an article over at legitreviews.com (link below) that did various tests using a 7950 with various ranges of cpus and their results seemed to show that it may be better to get a beast graphics card (7950)with a cheaper cpu (g850). I was just curious what other peoples opinions on the matter might be.
Should I stick to my current plan of getting an i5 3570k with the powercolor 7850 2gb or should I get a g-series processor for $100 less and spend the savings on a nice $300 graphics card?
I wouldn't go down to a dual core cpu and a higher video card, because you will get bottlenecked at some point. The 3570k is a good overclocking cpu with lots of headroom for any game. Big multiplayer games like BF3 in a full server tend to bottleneck slower and dual core cpus. I would go the 3570k and whatever card you can buy.