I am looking to build a new computer and I am looking at several of the Intel's processors both i5 and i7 series. I have always been an AMD fan so never paid attention to intel's processor line, not to mention the last computer i built was some 5 years ago so I am a bit out of the loop.
Which processor do you guys recommend for gaming/HTPC type machine (definitely want to play FSX on high settings).
I have my sights on i7-3820 but I see i5s for similar price. very Confused as to what to get?
I don't think so. Intel uses a "tick toc" cadence on CPU releases.
So every other year you can expect to see a pretty decent change in performance, but we're not saturating the power of these CPUs as it is. Everything seems to be going more towards less power usage versus performance anyway. You'll be very well off with an i5 for quite a while.