FX-8350 vs. i5-4670k for gaming

I've been contemplating building a pc PURELY for gaming. Although I don't plan on using SLI out of the gate, I would like to have the option to add a 2nd card to my system a couple years down the line (GTX 770). The problem I've been having is I can't decide on the motherboard/ CPU combination to use. From how I understand it, Intel i5's are the way to go for gaming (i5-4670k is the one I have in mind), but the motherboards that support LGA1150 AND SLI two-way are noticeably more expensive than AM3+. Is paying $70+ for the intel CPU and motherboard worth it or should I go with the more cost-effective AMD FX-8350 CPU and a lower priced AM3+ motherboard?
TL;DR Is it worth paying more for an Intel motherboard vs. an AMD motherboard that supports SLI 2-way?
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  1. YES
    For 30$ more go with this from microcenter
    If you cannot then i5-4670k is the best gaming processor on the market!
  2. Haswell i5-4670K hands down. When it comes to gaming, the 8350 can't hold a candle to the 4670K.
  3. Depends on the games you play, in some games the 8350 matches the i5, but in most the 4670k comes out ahead (often times significantly).

    Since you have a GTX770 and are considering adding another one later down the line, I assume $70 is not going to be a huge deal to invest in a system that will last you many years.
  4. Best answer
    from the newest Ubisoft AAA game called ''Watch Dogs'' scheduled to come out on may 2014 and looking in the future, i would say FX-8350...
    looking at the PC requirements for this game, the Recommended specifications are as follow :


    Processor: Core i7 3770 @ 3.5Ghz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0Ghz
    RAM: 8 GB
    Video Card: 2048 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 or higher (see supported list)
    Sound Card: Surround Sound 5.1 capable sound card
    Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
    nVidia GeForce GTX460 or better, GT500, GT600, GT700 series;
    AMD Radeon HD5850 or better, HD6000, HD7000, R7 and R9 series
    Intel® Iris™ Pro HD 5200

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