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In a bit of a pickle choosing between hardware (i7 2600k)

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Well I have been looking at the i7 range for a while now, and have found the motherboard and cpu that I would LIKE to get.
These are the i7 2600k and the p8p67 pro motherboard. I can get these two for about £350

The problem lies here-

I use my pc for a multitude of things. I make music, I edit video (small band and we do frequent "sketches") and I also like to play allot of Battlefield 3 + other games.

Battlefield 3 maxes out my gpu in many occasions and my cpu is normally at about 80%.
So for the same money I could either get much better rendering performance or get better battlefield performance.

I have two questions.

1: If I upgraded to an i7 2600k (oc'd, ofcourse) would I gain any fps in battlefield? I know my gpu is the bottleneck and have oc'd as far as it will go.

2: for £350 does anybody have any suggestions how I could get the best of both worlds? better rendering + better gaming performance.

I would like to hear your suggestions, Thanks!
    
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im no guru at this but i think your gains would be small in the gaming aspect. but the video rendering would freakin' fly dude. i think you'd really need to get a video card as good as the processor or at least one that could keep up with it no?
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gaming performance is not currently CPU bound. If you upgrade your GPU that will give you the best bang for buck mate. thumb.gif
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