Just wondering if I should go for an Intel i5 or i7 for gaming and this is the first time I'm building my own system
If you are just gaming, especially at 1080p or lower, an i5 (3570k/4670k) should do the trick. Also consider at that price point the FX-8350 or for a little lower the FX-6300.
Thank you I'll keep that in mind but for now I'm going towards Intel for a change
Go i5, if it's just for gaming then an i7 is overkill. If your doing more CPU intensive things go i7.
Yeah I would go for the i5 because the i7 is for more video editing etc.
+1 on the i5