Hey guys. I'm looking to upgrade from my low-end Core 2 Duo (e4300 @ 1.8Ghz) to either an i5-750 or an i5-660 for mainly gaming and video encoding. The gaming benchmarks at Tom's Hardware seem to favor the 750, but the other benchmarks seem to be a mixed bag. Which would you suggest I go with? I'm leaning toward the 750 for the seemingly better game framerates and the fact that its $10 less than the 660 on Newegg.
Also, I noticed the clockspeed on the 750 is lower, but it has 4 physical cores instead of 4 simulated cores like the 660; what kind of difference is that going to make exactly? I would assume physical cores would naturally outperform hyperthreaded ones, but will it be worth it since the clockspeed is lower? (I really don't want to mess with overclocking anymore)