Elite Techno Geek
AMD CPUs are not as good for future-proofing as Intels' CPUs are. Game developers need the best possible hardware and they usually develop and build games on a Intel platform since it is superior. They usually rely on the community to report issues with AMD systems.I bought an 8350 and thought it was a middle ground as far as price-to-performance goes. I'm hoping to keep this CPU for at least the next 5 years. Gaming wise, there's no reason to go for a more expensive Intel set up when you can play ANY game on high specs with an AMD rig. The only reason you'd invest several thousand dollars in an i7 coupled with SLI Titans is bragging rights. You simply don't need that kind of computing power to play games, and the small benefits you gain are not justified by the money you spend.