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^ I never said it is impossible to multi-task on a lower-end 1155 dual core. You can, but an AMD processor with more cores at the same price provides a more consistent experience. This is because it provides totally free performance in non- or under-utilized cores that it can siphon towards these other background or otherwise tasks. You can run those same two tasks on the 1155 dual core but you would be eating away at your gaming performance and FPS in the process.


It is rather ridiculous to be claiming that heavy multi-threaded workloads is the only advantage you will get with taking an FX processor.  Firstly, the current generation FX is also very strong in terms of gaming. It's a significant advantage that you can maintain a reasonably close FPS experience and continue to maintain that when you launch FRAPS to screen-record or decide to encode a video on the background, whereas you would lose a lot of that FPS trying to do it on a Pentium dual core.  Second, you have the overclocking flexibility at a competitive price which you don't get with low end 1155 chips.

I agree that one of the newer 8 core FX's is a stronger option at this point then a pentium dual core or even an I3 simply due to the OC advantage. I think however that 'casually' encoding a video in the backround while playing a game is something not many people do. From my limited knowledge on this subject most youtube producers for example who record gameplay simply do that on another machine. For a gamer though the 2500k/3570k is the big sweet spot in terms of price/perf in the CPU realm.

Regardless the main issue with his build is CF7850. It is absolutely a better option to go with a single strong GPU and then perhaps add a second when you have the money or feel like you need it.
    
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I think it is safe to was whatever CPU you get, a single GPU is your best bet, I would say 7970. although there is not much in it, at higher resolutions and multiple monitor setups it is better.
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^ I was about to mention. if he's thinking of running a CF 7850 setup on a single 21" 1080p monitor then he'll really only need one of them.

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Mr.Fred and XD, you two know your stuff. I haven't considered which monitor(s) I will use. Something in the 32" range. As far as software and usage, almost a dedicated gaming rig. Aside from OCN, email, and the Egg, I'm pretty much gaming. What games you ask? FPS, Driving, and my fav. NHL'09:D Don't need much to run that one. Oh, and sometimes acts as a movie theatre(cheap popcorn)thumb.gif

I'm not set in either brand(AMD,Intel) so if one would be better I'd like to know. Being informed is what I like. Then all that is left is choice. Time for work!
PS- thanks for all the input people. You all are great!
    
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If that 32" monitor is still a single monitor or TV with a 1920x1080 resolution, then my point that you'll really only need one 7850 stands.

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If that 32" monitor is still a single monitor or TV with a 1920x1080 resolution, then my point that you'll really only need one 7850 stands.
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I understand.
Now that I think about it , I'll most likely do 2 x 23" (a strong 3rd possible) if the price is right. #3 obviously would be for eyefinity. That being said, in what way would CPU choice +/- affect the eyefinity.
    
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If that 32" monitor is still a single monitor or TV with a 1920x1080 resolution, then my point that you'll really only need one 7850 stands.

Sorry. Lost connection. what I meant was, I understand.
Now that I think about it , I'll most likely do 2 x 23" (a strong 3rd possible) if the price is right. #3 obviously would be for eyefinity. That being said, in what way would CPU choice +/- affect the eyefinity.
    
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