Gaming performance is going to rely heavily on the GPU you get.
Originally Posted by Cappy
If your going to game then do it in right.
If you're going to do it right get a current gen CPU.
On Newegg the Q9505 is more expensive than an i5 2500k, so why not go that route.
I agree at a certain point you're spending $ on minimal performance increases.
I'd say ~$1,250-1,500 would be the sweet spot for a build that will keep a gamer happy.
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i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X