questionsi'm ready to build my next pc. amd fx-8150 or…

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They've been saying the software will catch up to the number of cores for years now. It's anyone's guess whether 8 cores will be useful before your new system is obsolete.

But if you do a lot of video editing and conversion that's one operation that will definitely benefit from more cores.

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Depends on what you are going to be doing. If you are going to be spending 100% of your pc time on deals.woot then I would say either will suffice. :)

If you are a gamer (I think we played some TF2 together a few months back?) then I would go with the Intel. I personally have been an AMD guy for the longest time but with the bulldozer release from AMD I have been looking at Intels for my next build.

If you are going to be doing anything with CAD programs, video editing, 3D rendering or trying to brute force the deals.woot servers then I would go with the 8-core.

As for the GPUs I always stick with the same line. If I have an Intel CPU I get an Nvidia card. If I have an AMD CPU I get an ATI/AMD card.

I have built 40 some odd PCs this year so far for work, family and friends. Let me know if you want me to take a look at your build.

And whether you are debating it or not, you need to get a SSD for your boot drive! :) Worth every penny.

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@justincredibleg: You were just moments too late :(

I ended up getting the AMD chip. I do game a lot. I also render AVCHD files over to a more user friendly format and I am almost always multitasking. I figured the 8 cores will help with that. I also went with the GTX 670 as my GPU. My older GTX285 has been great and thought I'd give nVidia another run.

I'm reusing my CM-Stacker case, my Ultra X3 1000W PSU, my Raid 0 Caviar Blacks, and my LG Blu-ray burner.

Here's my build.

AMD FX-8150
Asus Crosshair Formula V Mobo
G-Skill Sniper Series 2x4GB 2133MHZ (2 sets)
EVGA GTX670 Superclocked

It will be here Monday, so I should be gaming from Monday night until the end of time.