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I'm thinking about building a PC (my first build)

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March 1, 2014 11:28:51 AM

the specs would be:
AMD FX-8350

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard 760g chipset

AMD Radeon HD 7970

2x4GB DDR3 RAM 1866 corsair vengeance pro

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32j0z

now my question is would it be a bad idea to get a 4 core Intel i5 2500k CPU ? since we are going to next gen and PS4 and XBone have 8 core processors, so it's more likely that future game will take advantage of the 8 core CPU so is the FX-8350 future proof ?

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March 1, 2014 11:41:57 AM

The i5 2500k is a few generations behind. You might want the i5 4670k instead.
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March 1, 2014 11:44:45 AM

I'm almost positive the Fx 8350 isn't an APU.
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March 1, 2014 12:23:57 PM

wortwortwort said:
The i5 2500k is a few generations behind. You might want the i5 4670k instead.


but wouldn't an 8 core processor would be better for next gen ?
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March 1, 2014 12:26:43 PM

FX chips are not APU's the A8, and A10 processors are. FX chips are a processor only and would only work with a GPU like you have listed. Anyways, i would go with the intel if you plan on doing other high end things other than gaming (editing software kinda stuff/modeling) and go with the AMD for strictly a gaming machine, save money and or sink it back into other parts
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March 7, 2014 5:59:42 PM

Go intel i would never get a amd for a cpu
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