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Newb hits wall in picking CPU

So after reading up on Kabylake architecture, I don't really see the point? Sure, being up to date on the latest Intel series makes sense for those who care about that, but personally I just want the absolute most for every dollar I plan to spend.

I'm building a $1000 rig excluding peripherals (for the first time, I must add) and plan on:

1) using open source animation programs before eventually using the big boys like Maya and Autodesk, which brings me to...

2) Dual booting Linux/Win10

3) playing games at 60+ fps
Note: The idea of playing games at at least 80+ fps REALLY makes me happy and I've found a monitor to support such dreams...

4) editing videos and storing them

5) upgrading

I saw in a review for some Kabylake native motherboard (that I disregarded immediately) didn't support Linux distro so now I'm wondering how in the hell would you be able to know such a thing before you buy?

I don't plan on overclocking in the beginning because I don't understand it at all. Gaming is very high priority to me but not at the cost for extra coolers and whatever else I'll need for that venture. At least for now.

Anyway, I want to hold out for Intel's coffe/cannonlake but I'm building this rig over my spring break, April 10-15, so I need a CPU for the here and now. I just have no idea what it should be for my needs and budget.

This is the CPU/mobo combo suggested to me by raisonjohn

CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.33 @ OutletPC) Kabylake
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B250-PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.00 @ B&H)
Video card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card ($259.99 @ B&H)




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Please advise:)
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    Your choices are fine. A faster CPU you might consider is the 7700, which may be used with the same motherboard.

    KabyLake is a refresh of Skylake, which has higher clockspeed and support for faster memory and Intel's new Optane storage, at the same price as Skylake was. Skylake isn't usually any cheaper now - Intel doesn't cut prices on old stock, they just discontinue them and supply disappears, so there's little point in not getting a Kaby chip.
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    Your choices are fine. A faster CPU you might consider is the 7700, which may be used with the same motherboard.

    KabyLake is a refresh of Skylake, which has higher clockspeed and support for faster memory and Intel's new Optane storage, at the same price as Skylake was. Skylake isn't usually any cheaper now - Intel doesn't cut prices on old stock, they just discontinue them and supply disappears, so there's little point in not getting a Kaby chip.


    The 7700 is too steep for me. I would have to spend <$200 less on other parts. But thanks for the clarification. I'm glad I don't have to put more thought into the CPU.

    Thanks!
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