Thral, I do use a fair amount of CPU when I do video editing and max it out when combining astrophotography images.
Having the PC scan 100 images pick out stars and then combine and stack them is very demanding. The one I did was only 25 images (including flats and bias's) and it took a good 20 minutes.
Plus, regardless of any usage I just want the best lol. (for a resonable price, I'm not talking Xeons here)
That makes sense then
Wouldnt mind a 3770k but the extra 1-2% performance for my usage for 150€ back here just isnt worth it.