My question is: i5 3570k with HD 7950 3GB or i7 3770k with HD 7850 2GB?
1) I do plan to overclock both CPU and GPU.
2) I don't use programs like Photoshop or Autocad or any other video/audio editing program.
3) I don't intend to do heavy multitasking. More like, 10 chrome tabs, 1-2 video streaming along with skype and utorrent.
4) I am a gamer but not a "hardcore" one. I enjoy games for their plot, atmosphere, gameplay and not for crazy details. As long as anticipated games like Bioshock Infinite, Elder Scrolls Online, Dead Space 3, Arkham City 2 and maybe Crisis 3 are able to run properly on medium details, fps, and res, I'm fine with it.
So. i5 3570k with HD 7950 3GB or i7 3770k with HD 7850 2GB (for about the same price)?
In which occasions each system will outperform the other?
Core i5 3570K.You should know that it’s just about the best processor you can get for the money today. With plenty of performance, top notch overclocking capability and enough horsepower to run any game you throw at it, the choice is a no brainer.