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but like i said i really want to build a HTPC.... so i dont know... i will wasting more money becuase i have to buy another MB for the i5 2500k.... so idk it worth it?
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Honestly, it depends on how much "multi tasking" you are doing at one point. First thing I can tell you straight away is that the i7 3770K and the AMD 8350 are going to be completely useless for your build.

Either your do a lot of multi tasking and you are constantly encoding movies and you are using adobe cs6 in which case you need x79 and a crap load of ram for Ram disks/scratch folders.

Or you do very little at one time, and a simple i3 to a low end i5 will do the trick just fine. Heck, at that point you may even want to see if you can pick up a cheap amd 965 off of ebay.

Another cost to factor in is SSDs. If you don't have SSDs, and you don't need a lot off horse power for the CPU, dump all your money into SSDs.
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Having recently spent way too much time comparing the 3770 and the 8350 over dozens of site's benchmarks, I can say the 3770 is clearly faster at almost everything. The intel part also costs $100 more than the AMD part so that may sway some to try the AMD solution even though it is the inferior of the two.

In all honesty the differences are not that great unless you are working with massive files to be trans-coded or something of the sort where the small performance difference will equate to significant amounts of saved time.

For a new build spending roughly the same money as the AMD part I would probably not buy either and opt instead for an Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 (assuming the chosen motherboard would support it). Since this is not a new rig and you already have an i5 2500k there is no clock speed advantage to the xeon part, just more L3 cache and hyperthreading, which in my mind makes it a pointless/marginal upgrade.

Someone earlier suggested an i7 3820 which would be a performance upgrade from your current hardware but not a large on in most situations. This path also has the drawback of the cost of a motherboard for socket 2011 being rather spendy. Price no object, this route offers some room for future upgrade (assuming intel doesn't pull the usual shenanigans and introduce yet another socket for the next ivy-bridge iteration).

TLDR: Get the 3770. If you can afford it, get a new mobo and a i7-3820.
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That's a though one. 

Both AMD and Intel's solution will exceed in the task that you want to do. 


If money is a concern get the FX. Reasons are that the chip is less expensive, and AMD boards tend to be a lot cheaper than their Intel counterpart (For instance, the AMD ROG board is 230$ while the top ROG intel board is 500$).

If money is not a concern, get the i7. It's definitively the fastest, overall.
 


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You have already a 2500k.W8 for haswell/SR
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