I am trying to specify a CPU around 150-200$ that would perform reasonably with GDB/GCC. THe OS would be OpenSUSE 12.2. Should my main criterion be the IPC of each processor or something else? What should I choose?
An i5, a FX8350 or an Opteron chip?
What are the specs for the rest of the rig that this CPU would be installed in? Choosing a particular CPU will also choose the corresponding motherboard and possibly even memory choices.
What is the total budget for this build as well?