So I'm building a new computer from the scratch. It will be used mostly for gaming, and i am looking to build something that would put my mind off of worries of upgrading for the next few years.
Right now I would like to ask for suggestions/opinions regarding the CPU.
I think it's relevant to say which motherboard i'm going with. Therefore the motherboard that i'll probably go with is
** ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I have 2 CPU in mind, and i can't make my mind on a single one. Any different suggestions are welcome as well.
The first CPU that i have in mind is, -
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
go with the i7-3930k as it is the far better cpu and being on 2011 socket you will have a better upgrade path in the future not that you will need to change that cpu for a few years as it is a beast with 6 cores and hyper threading giving it 12 threads. also intel cpu's are much better than amd ones.
both of them are good cpu...but i will suggest you to cut some cost on the cpu and put that on the gpu because most of the games would require a good gpu then the cpu...new core i5 3570 is also a good gaming cpu its a quad core
If you want to buy a really future proof PC, go with the 3930K.
It's easily the fastest (non ridiculously priced) CPU on the market.
Since it uses the LGA 2011 platform, not AM3+ you will need to change the motherboard.
Since i saw you're looking at high end stuff, take a look at this board. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's not exactly high-end but it's not going to limit overclocking in any way and im sure you won't miss any of the hih end board' features.
In that price rang Intel's offerings offer much better gaming performance than anything AMD. The i5 3570k is currently at the top of the heap for gaming and is considerably cheaper than an i7 3770k and less than half the price of the i7 3930k.
The i5 doesn't offer hyper threading but this is currently a moot point as 99% of games don't support it anyways. I guess if you have the budget you could spend the extra $75 to $100 to get a 3770k which MAY be a tad more future-resistant. I think these are the two best options (assuming you want to be able to overclock) along with a decent z77 mobo.
An argument could be made that socket 1155 is reaching end of life, so the socket 2011 mobo to accomodate the 3930k should allow a longer timeframe for future upgrades. However I can't see how its worth it when its double the price now and by the time a 3570k or 3770k doesn't have enough power the rest of your components will all be in need of replacement anyways.
again i will advice dont go with the amd fx....you can get an i3 3220 or i5 3570k.....out of these two i5 3570k is currently the best gaming cpu you can get though it is a expensive then the 3220 ........again i will say you can get way more good perfomance then the amd fx with the intel core i3 3220