My first thread on Tom's Hardware.
I will be getting a new computer soon and have decided I will build it rather than buy it pre-built.
Here is the question, same as the title really, FX 8350 or the i5 4670K/4690K?
I know the FX is ageing a bit compared to the newer Intel chips (almost 2 years old) and as so, is missing newer features such as SATA Express. The FX is an 8 core vs the i5's 4 cores but the i5 is better in single threaded performance than the FX. The FX also puts out more heat due to it having a higher wattage, 125W vs 88W.
So far it seems to be no comparison between the two chips. But I don't need the SATA Express, and don't really care about the extra heat as I tend to keep my room relatively cold (around 15-20 Celsius) and will most likely either by an AIO or a cheap kit from Alphacool.
As for the Graphics card, I have been looking at the R9-290 4GB or the GTX 970 4GB, probably going to be either one of them for 1080p.
As for what I will be using this computer for,
Some Animation (simple such as Flash and heavy such as Maya)
But here's the kicker, my budget is around £1250-£1300 for the whole set up (monitor, peripherals, ect) so around £1100 for the system. The FX is £125 while the i5 is on the closer side of £170.
What are your opinions on the matter, which would you chose?